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Public Art

RainCatcher Noel Harding

Public Art: RainCatcher

RainCatcher is a water collecting public art sculpture that’s displayed at the front entrance way of the Edmonds Community Centre. The state-of-the-art 90,000 square foot multi-functional facility serves as the architectural backdrop for the sculpture, and in turn the sculpture will become a significant marker for the building and the local community of Edmonds Community Centre.

RainCatcher is a celebration of nature and nature’s place in our communities. Native plants surround the sculpture, while an abstract canopy of metal foliage collects and trickles rain water from above that brings the sculpture to life.

For more information about the public art piece, please view our FAQ's.

Artist Background

Toronto-based Noel Harding is a renowned Canadian artist and urban designer known for his large scale public art projects found throughout the world. His works question and engage how we navigate in public space.

Harding, a member of the City of Toronto’s Art Committee for Public Places, is also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and the International Künstler Gremium in Berlin. He has taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University of Guelph, the University of Windsor and at the Dutch Art Institute in the Netherlands.

Harding’s work has been showcased in over 200 exhibitions, including institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. His works are also held within the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

His last project, Green Corridor, was an international green bridge initiative that connected Canada and the United States via Windsor, Ontario. The purpose of the project was to help generate focus on public art in open spaces and the ideas of sustainable technologies. The two kilometre length corridor allowed visitors to experience urban landscape and to reimagine green spaces in concrete environments.

Visitor Information

Location: 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby  Community Centre Map Icon  Map 

Contact Us:
General Inquiries 604-297-4838

Access 
Entrance to Edmonds is via the Plaza entrance only (off of Humphries Street). The entrances into the building on Edmonds Street and from the underground parking lot entrance will remain closed. The café, childminding and indoor playground area also remains closed.  

Parking
Free parking is available underground, on site, and on Humphries Street. However, the entrance into the centre from the underground parking remains closed. For building access, you will need to enter from the Plaza entrance off of Humphries Street.

For public transit information, please visit Translink Trip Planner.

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