Vancouver mosaic Community Walls Community Voices (2), Wendy Tanner.

Vancouver mosaic – Community Walls Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic dove peace – Flickr – Wendy Tanner

Vancouver mosaic Flickr – Wendy Tanner

Vancouver mosaic eagle – Flickr – Wendy Tanner

Vancouver mosaic – Flickr – Wendy Tanner

Vancouver mosaic – Community Walls Community Voices on Flickr – Wendy Tanner

Vancouver mosaic – Community Walls Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic dreamcatcher detail Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic feather detail Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic – Community Walls Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic earth Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver Mosaic Eagle Totem Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic seasons Flickr – Wendy Tanner


Vancouver mosaic public dreams Flickr – Wendy Tanner

Vancouver Community ArtistsRichard Tetrault, Dan Bushnell & Jerry Whitehead

THE COMMUNITY WALLS / COMMUNITY VOICES project in east Vancouver demonstrates the way that art and community development work together to achieve complementary goals. Over 300 community members collaborated with artists to design, create, and install 28 ceramic mosaics, transforming a 170 m retaining wall from a run-down graffiti canvas into a work of public art that reflects east Vancouver’s diverse origins and highlights the area’s Aboriginal community. The mosaics portray the interests, history, and ambitions of the area’s diverse population and create a sense of community pride and identity. The process of creating the mosaics provided opportunities for social cohesion by bringing together diverse groups to work on the project. Since the installation of the mosaics, graffiti on the retaining wall has stopped.

Creative City Network / Resources – Project Profiles – Community Walls/Community Voices