The Vancouver Biennale has a mandate to mount a major biannual outdoor art exhibition featuring world-class international sculptures, new media and performance art. In addition, the Vancouver Biennale produces publications, curriculum, professional symposiums and public lecture series.
On October 1, 1940, the image of a child breaking free of his mother’s hold to reach out to his father became one of the enduring images of WWII. It was taken by Claude Dettloff at Columbia and 8th Street in New Westminster, as the soldiers of the Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles marched off to fight in the Second World War.
The City of New Westminster is commemorating this historic moment in time through a commissioned public artwork / war memorial, to be installed in-situ and unveiled in Hyack Square on October 4, 2014.