Working Holiday Project

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Working Holiday Project

Elisa Yon, Leah Weinstein and Jaspal Marwah


Dunbar Community Centre

Vancouver, BC.

Working Holiday was a community-based artist team residency project by Elisa Yon, Leah Weinstein, and Jaspal Marwah. The artists engaged the Dunbar community in a collaborative exploration into what constitutes a holiday. The project began in the fall of 2015 and presented a year long series of “season specific” art interventions, in response to traditional, civic and invented holidays. Hands-on crafting activities, artist walks, participatory art installations, pop-up interventions, and food based collaborations were just some of the ways the artists engaged community members in a collective re-imagining of the holiday.

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