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Capture Photography Festival Comes to New Westminster
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March 22, 2017

New Westminster – The City of New Westminster has partnered with the Capture Photography Festival to bring two new public artworks to the city. The Telephone Salesman by Matthew Brooks is located at 350 Columbia Street and Heliographic Scale by James Nizam is located at 611 Sixth Street. While the Capture Photography Festival is on for 1 month, the public art installations are available for residents and visitors to view for at least one year.

“New Westminster is thrilled to be participating in the 2017 Capture Photography Festival” said Mary Trentadue, City Councillor and member of the Public Art Advisory Committee. “Seeing such interesting and thought-provoking photography displayed on prominent walls in our City will only enhance and encourage further discussion of public art and its value to our community.”

Capture Photography Festival and the City of New Westminster Public Art Program invited photographers to submit proposals that consider the theme of traffic and its different interpretations. Both installations speak to the exchange of information and traffic of communication. Both installations are large in scale and can be viewed from the street. The Telephone Salesman by Matthew Brooks is 31 feet high by 38 feet wide, and Heliographic Scale by James Nizam measures 29 feet high by 43 feet wide.

The Capture Photography Festival will present photography at over 50 esteemed galleries throughout Metro Vancouver, and include public art installations, tours, films, artist talks, and panel discussions. This is the first time New Westminster is taking part in the festival, with two public art installations and three exhibition locations; New Media Gallery, Gabor Gasztonyi Studio & Gallery, and Van Dop Gallery.

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Biliana Velkova
Arts Coordinator
Office of the CAO, City of New Westminster