World Umbrella Dance
VCBF umbrella
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Umbrella designed by Anthony Redpath.


Buy your limited edition Pop-Art umbrella.

2013 Limited Edition PoP-Art Umbrella

With the umbrella design for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, the form of blossom was distilled down to its most pure graphic form, while keeping the lines, shapes, and colours pleasing from a solely aesthetic point of view. At very close range, as in viewing a portion of the umbrella, one sees the shapes as simply graphic forms. The blossom is revealed as one takes in the whole open umbrella. The charm of the visual melody created by multiple umbrellas increases with the number of open umbrellas visible at the same time.

About Anthony Redpath

Anthony Redpath is a Vancouver based conceptual artist producing works that seem to toy with themes of allusion and paradox, using these to create images often laced with irony. With his strong sense of design and knowledge of technique, Redpath expresses his interest in contemporary art, popular culture and social issues through beautifully composed, crisp and resonant imagery. With four solo shows in 2012, awareness of Redpath’s work is growing rapidly. His work has been awarded by and featured in many publications, including Archive, Canadian Art, The National Post, Communication Arts, and Zoom magazine.

World Umbrella Dance

Saturday, April 13, 2013, hundreds and hundreds of dancing umbrellas will perform to “Shabop” on the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. The first rehearsal is coming up soon at False Creek Community Centre so register now and practice at home with the online instructional video to really show off your moves! You can pick up your umbrella at anytime with your PayPal receipt at the VanDusen Garden Shop (5251 Oak Street) or Urban Tea Merchant (1070 W Georgia Street) or at rehearsal. You may also show your support of the festival and purchase the gorgeous umbrella by itself for the same price.

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