Public Artwork


Helen Leung, Untitled, 1992
Vancouver SkyTrain, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Leung, Helen
Text author(s): 
Leung, Helen
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 
Platforms of stations, advertising boxes

Photographic image placed in a billboard

Text of the artwork: 

My father took this
Photo of my
grandfather’s […]
In Hong Kong
Before coming to
Canada. I’ll get to
take one of his.

Text theme: 
Family history
Artwork theme: 
Loss of cultural identity
The Billboard Series Art: Public Art Exhibition, organized by the Active ARTIFACTS Cultural Association (coordinator: Don Murray; commissioners: Melinda Mollineaux and Marianne Nicholson) by BC Transit Vancouver Regional Transit System. Box Subsequent Event Artropolis 93 (1993) in Vancouver.
January 9 to July 8, 1992
Event date(s): 

THE BILLBOARD ART SERIES is a public art exhibition which features the original works of 15 Canadian artists and reflects the concerns, aspirations and traditions of a culturally diverse society. The series follows on the success of two previous public art exhibitions hosted by BC Transit – TRANSPOSITIONS in 1990 and ARTROPOLIS in 1991. There are a total of 15 works, 5 of which are featured each month at 2 different stations.


Artropolis 93 : Public Art and Art About Public Issues

Kelly, Sue, Lisa Langford, Francesca Lund (1993).  Artropolis 93 : Public Art and Art About Public Issues. Vancouver : A. T. Eight Artropolis Society, p. 168

The Billboard Art Series

Ballerone, J. J. (1992).  The Billboard Art Series. Vancouver : Transit, Vancouver Regional Transit System,