Sunshine Coast Pavilion
Start date: 29 June, 2017
End date: 30 July, 2017
The Gibsons Public Art Gallery has reserved June 29th to July 30th to hold a community installation to commemorate the Canada 150th celebration. This will be an exhibition that specifically celebrates the Sunshine Coast’s place in Canada. For the month of July 2017 the Gallery will be transformed into the “Sunshine Coast Pavilion”, a community display reminiscent of the cultural pavilions of Expo’86.
An exposition is an event that aims to educate & entertain the public, share innovation, promote progress and foster cooperation. In a world exposition, it’s a host country that invites other countries, companies, organizations, the private sector and the general public to participate. This will be a local expo, with the Gallery acting as the host and local organizations and businesses taking part in the creation of a display that will showcase all that the Sunshine Coast offers to Canada and the world.
Nature of the Project Reach
The Sunshine Coast Pavilion will be a free exhibition open to all visitors and residents. July is one of the busiest periods of the Sunshine Coast tourist season.
The goal of this project is to provide a forum to celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s place in Canadian culture (from the first peoples, to the pioneers, hippies, Beachcombers, to modern Coast based innovators). The outcome is a project that builds on our ability to be an open and welcoming community, highlighting our natural beauty, the value of our environment, and the attractiveness of the Coast as a place to live, work and play.
Benefits include an entertaining and educative community display for residents and visitors, a venue for promoting local business, and a greater sense of community ownership and participation in our community’s public art gallery.
This project is designed to include multiple Sunshine Coast based community groups, organizations and businesses in a curated forum that will allow participating partners to communicate their current role in the community and plans for our interconnected future. GPAG will coordinate a prominent art component of the exhibit, in a feature that will involve the participation of local artists. Many local partner organizations are invited to participate and we welcome all opportunities to collaborate on this project.