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Neighbourhood history becomes art

For four weeks in October, neighbourhood children and teenagers gathered in the studio at the back of Heaventree Gallery on…


For four weeks in October, neighbourhood children and teenagers gathered in the studio at the back of Heaventree Gallery on Vancouver’s 15th Avenue for a different type of history class.

The young artists were all taking part in a project called “Neighbourhood History in Clay Tiles”. Using historical photographs of their community as inspiration, they sculpted images in clay, cut them into tiles, painted and glazed the pieces, and mounted the work for display. The materials were paid for by a Neighbourhood Small Grant.

The final pieces went on display at the gallery on November 1.

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