Public Art Registry
QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE
Artwork has been removed.
Photo: courtesy of the artist
QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE - photo by courtesy of the artist
QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE - photo by courtesy of the artist
QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE - photo by courtesy of the artist
1300 E Broadway
Queen Alexander Elementary
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Civic
2018
Socially engaged art
Removed
City of Vancouver
Artist-Initiated Projects 2017
Description of work

QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE was one of five projects commissioned as part of the Public Art Program's 2017 Artist-Initiated Public Call. 

Artist statement

Artists Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling collaborated with grade six and seven students on a food-based piece of public artwork, as part of their ongoing residency at Queen Alexandra Elementary School known as “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” The gum, QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE, was developed through a year long series of classroom workshops with the students and guest experts such as a food scientist and artists that compared texture, natural and artificial flavours, and gum ingredients such as sorbitol and xylitol.

The resulting gum is a uniquely abstract blend of both fruity and sweet notes, with some sharp and earthy tones. QA CHEW’S BUBBLE TROUBLE was distributed in 2018 to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, and the artists would go on to sell the gum through retailers across Canada. All proceeds from the sale of the gum went to arts programming at Queen Alexandra Elementary School.

 

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