22
July
2022
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09:47
Europe/Amsterdam

YVR's pride on display

new mural on Canada Line walkway Artist poses with mural

If you take the Canada Line to YVR, you’ll notice a brand new, bold, vibrant mural welcoming all passengers, workers and visitors. We worked with Vancouver Pride Society creatively and administratively on the art piece which animates the space and shows our support as an airport which welcomes all.

The artwork spans from the YVR Airport platform to the terminal designed by local artist, Lindsey McEwan.

“My aim was to include as many of the (over 32+) pride flags as possible. Each representing queer communities around the world, I placed them in a way that demonstrated how intertwined we are while keeping the integrity of each flag used,” said Lindsey McEwan. “The massive space and glass substrate allowed me to realize an archetype of stained-glass windows that honour and respect all queer communities together with pride. My name is Lindsey, I am a transgender, panromantic woman and I am thankful I was given the opportunity to do this.”

In addition to providing the space and installation costs of the mural, YVR has given Vancouver Pride Society a financial contribution, which helped in the design of the mural and will be used to support the festival kicking off July 20.

YVR thanks Vancouver Pride Society for producing inclusive, celebratory events, and advocating for 2SLGBTQAI+ communities through an intersectional lens. YVR is honoured to support Vancouver Pride Society’s efforts.