Public Art Registry
World Tea Party 
Artwork has been removed.
World Tea Party - Bright Light
2 West Hastings
Centre A
Centre A & Pigeon Park
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Civic
2010
Socially engaged art
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program - Bright Light
Description of work

Animated by lead-artist Bryan Mulvill, Centre A hosted the World Tea Party, a social, interactive gathering space that acts as a work of art. For the Vancouver installation of this international fête, the gallery welcomes visitors into a form of “social sculpture”. Tea was offered for free both inside the gallery and on the street, while video projections were shown on the building’s exterior windows. Internet technology connected Centre A with tea parties in other world cities, including Montréal, Yokohama, Vienna and Calcutta. Skwxumesh First Nations artist Cease Wyss contributed a First Nations welcome event featuring indigenous local teas. The traditoonal Japanese tea ceremonies were presented by Urasenke Vancouver. The relaxed atmosphere of the World Tea Party encourages conversation and informal performance.

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