Orange fabric art installation to adorn Burrard Bridge

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Rendering: Cameron Koroluk

An orange fabric art installation will adorn the Burrard Bridge on August 1 thanks to the work of two local visionaries.

Artist Rebecca Bayer and architect/artist Matthew Soules are collaborating on the project dubbed “City Fabric,” which will see construction safety netting weaved through the support structures underneath the bridge.

Rendering: Cameron Koroluk

Rendering: Cameron Koroluk

According to the City Fabric website, the pair are using the material because it has an “iconic” standing in Vancouver, a city that is constantly under construction and development.

“Typically used to protect passersby from construction hazards, ten sections of the netting (amounting to 800 lineal feet) have been stretched between the concrete piers of the Burrard Street Bridge. City Fabric cherishes the temporary permanence of construction debris netting; beautiful, impoverished for its utilitarian use, yet profoundly normal,” reads the website.

The City of Vancouver and the British Columbia Arts Council are supporting the installation.

The project is in collaboration with 221A, a non-profit, artist-run organization, and Burrard Arts Foundation. The installation will be up until September 30.

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