South Vancouver Neighbourhood House Beautiful Banners
Sponsored by the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and Victoria Drive Business Association, a banner project was developed in 1999 for south Victoria Drive to provide a stronger neighbourhood look and feel to this local commercial area. Along with fellow artist in residence, Yvonne Clements, I led workshops with a wide range of community groups, including children youth and seniors, to develop designs for individual banners. The banners featured recognizable images of home and family from various cultures. Using an appliqué technique, the banners were sewn in bold shapes and bright colours. They were hung in pairs along both sides of Victoria between 39th and 49th Avenues, providing decorative highlights against the backdrop of local businesses and shops.