Wall for Women – Interactive street art

Wall for Women  Vancouver

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Wall for Women – Interactive street art

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While exiting one of Vancouver’s downtown transit hubs, Burrard Station, you will come across a huge and beautiful wall mural. While stunning, it is a tribute to a dark topic: that domestic violence lives in plain sight, something you might not assume at first glance.

Depicting a woman rising with newfound strength, this wall honours women living in or fleeing domestic violence. It was created to bring awareness to rising domestic violence during the pandemic.

If you look closely, you can see a collection of dots incorporated into the painting, which are five QR codes. These codes allow you to interact with the painting and read more about it and the domestic violence statistics in Canada.

While a sad topic, it is an important one, and it’s a piece that I always have to stop and look at when I walk by. The distinct art style, inspired by artist Ola Volo’s Kazakh background and sheer size, make it hard to miss.

It is located on the side of the Hyatt Hotel, right above the Staples store and across from Burrard skytrain station.

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Rebecca from Vancouver

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Details about this spot

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Address

655 Burrard Street , Vancouver

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)