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Portal Murals in Stanley Park

Portal Murals in Stanley Park
Portal Murals in Stanley Park

The 3 portal murals are a recent addition to the art in Stanley Park.  This art work consists of three painted round 9' in diameter murals and a wooden plaque.  It was created to recognize some of the great architecture around Vancouver that fits in with nature.  They murals were created by Christina Gray and Jon Reed as part of the 125 Mural Program  It was completed on September 11, 2011.

Surprisingly, none of the subjects of these murals is located in Stanley Park.  Also, these are the only art works in Stanley Park that are painted pictures.  We recommend that you check them out!

Portal Murals plaque
Portal Murals plaque

The plaque says:

PORTAL

Drawing upon Vancouver's architectural history Portal transports the viewer from one iconic Vancouver space into another - a domestic view of the Graham House (1963) by Arthur Erickson, the interior of the Bloedel Conservatory (1969) and the interior of the B.C. Binning House (1941).

Christina Gray & Jon Reed

125 Mural Program, September 2011

Canada    City of Vancouver    125

Portal Mural - domestic view of the Graham House
Portal Mural - domestic view of the Graham House
Portal Mural - the interior of the Bloedel Conservatory
Portal Mural - the interior of the Bloedel Conservatory
Portal Mural - the interior of the B.C. Binning House
Portal Mural - the interior of the B.C. Binning House

Where are the Portal Murals located in Stanley Park?

The Portal Murals are affixed to the wall of the Second Beach Concession Stand.  They are to the left of the concession windows.  This is directly across from the Second Beach Outdoor Swimming Pool.  Ceperley Park and Second Beach are a few metres away.  Also nearby is the Two Spirits art work.

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