Be a VancouVoyeur at Vancouver Draw Down

Ben Garfinkel – No Comments

On Saturday, June 14th, Hughes Condon Marler Architects and Industrial Brand invited the public to be a VancouVoyeur and see Vancouver in a “hole” new way! We set up a drawing wall on the south seawall under the Cambie Bridge and gained a fresh perspective of our city’s skyline.

This event was part of  Vancouver Draw Down, an annual celebration of drawing in everyday life that challenges preconceptions about drawing and works to reconnect everyone with the power and creative pleasure of making marks. Our team decided to raise awareness and funds to support the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, an organization committed to providing an educational experience that cultivates student creativity, self-awareness, and therapeutic competence. Our contribution of nearly $400 will help bring Art Therapists to a summer camp for kids in need.


Thanks to the generous support of DGS Construction, we set up temporary construction hoarding – the type you see all over Vancouver – but this time people were invited to actually SEE what was happening on the other side and DRAW IT! Participants of all ages and experience were able to pick a spot to drill a hole, had a look through and drew the skyline ‘blind.’ With open eyes and an open minds – but continually looking through the hole – participants sketched what they saw onto the white wall. At the end of the workshop the hoarding was littered with peep holes and decorated each participant’s own voyeuristic view of Vancouver. Thanks also to Xibita for generously donating signage and printing, which helped draw in the crowds, allowing us to have almost 400 people draw with us over a four hour period.

Click here for more information on Vancouver Draw Down or Team VancouVoyeur or below to watch a timelapse video of the event.

STOP. LOOK. DRAW. 2014 Vancouver Draw Down. from Industrial Brand on Vimeo.