Art in the Hall

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West Vancouver Municipal Hall - Lower Atrium
750 - 17th Street, West Vancouver

Moon Gate 365

Watercolours by Wanru Kemp

July 19 - Nov 22, 2018

The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to showcase original watercolours and prints by Wanru Kemp in the Lower Atrium of the West Vancouver Municipal Hall.

Raised on the North-East coast of China, Wanru also spent several years living in Bangkok, Thailand until she moved to the Lower Mainland in 2016. For the past two years, she has been living in Delta, B.C. working as a watercolourist and photographer.

Many years ago Wanru visited the gardens in Suzhou, China. The gardens were built a hundred years ago and designed by famous artists of the time. Suzhou gardens were designed as many gardens combined together to create a view a series of meticulously composed scenes.

Moon Gates are circular openings in the Suzhou garden walls that act as passageways and help air flow through the garden and are also designed to capture the most beautiful scenes in the gardens. 

Inspired by the beautiful Canadian landscape in her new home, Wanru began her Moon Gate project on Earth Day, 2017, with the goal of painting one new watercolour every day for an entire year.

Moon Gate: 365 showcases a small portion of the paintings she created in that year.

The exhibition is free. Viewing hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

To purchase, please contact the Ferry Building Gallery at 604-925-7290 or by email at gallery@westvancouver.ca.

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Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
Gallery Hours
Tues - Sun: 11AM - 5PM
Closed Mondays
Tel 604-925-7290