Cardboard Island: Imagined Landscapes

Saturday, February 18, 2017 to Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cardboard Island: Imagined Landscapes

The Forge | Under the Bridge

Feb 18 & 19, Sat & Sun | 10:30am – 5pm | Free


Winterruption invites creative adults, youth and little builders to take part in an interactive life-size art installation built entirely by YOU! Participants will create a magical version of Granville Island entirely out of cardboard, inspired by imagination.

Artist Heather Dawn Sparks will facilitate a process of collaboration, where participants will construct buildings, roads and the surrounding landscape out of cardboard. This collaborative art piece will evolve throughout the weekend reflecting a landscape in transformation. This is an on-going event open to all participants eager to immerse themselves in the creative process. Participants are invited to play, experience, imagine and construct their ideas.

Artist Bio - Heather Dawn Sparks |
Heather Dawn Sparks engages collective action and inspired participation through immersive sculptural and performative works. Her dreamscape environments vividly bring to life forms from nature and the sublime absurdity of play.

From transformational puppetry in Ghana Africa, large scale interactive sculptures for Vancouver’s International Children’s Festival, to immersive shadow sets built for internationally touring performance troupes, Sparks repurposes objects as maverick building components, uniting ethics with innovation. 


Commissioned by Granville Island and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival