ACCESS Public Art: Raymond Boisjoly

On the occasion of Access Gallery’s move to a new space located 437 West Hastings, we developed a project that will redefine the organization’s public identity as well as enhance our commitment to innovative art practices.

The exterior of the new building includes a large backlit signage box and a shop-window display space, both highly visible from the street. We designated these spaces as a venue for public art in order to expand the presence of creative activities in the city.

We are pleased to present Raymond Boisjoly’s All that was, will always have been, somehow never again for the inauguration of an annual public art installation. Raymond Boisjoly is an Aboriginal artist living and working in Vancouver. He is interested in the way cross-cultural contact shifts and transforms conceptual and material understanding. He has participated in recent group exhibitions at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Hamber Foundation for ACCESS Public Art project.