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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • a Group of youth and adults around a table, taking part in a collective painting.
    Studio C - Culture Days 2018, Calgary - By Pedram Penhan

"A Path to Survival" - Collective Mural Project


Craft Nature & outdoors Painting Visual arts Youth & teens
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Waterfront Theatre

Vancouver, BC

Directions: Please wear something comfortable!.



Offered in English.


Pedram Penhan invites those who reside on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in Vancouver to contribute to a collective and permanent mural at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. A family-friendly and community-based work, the mural features imagery of wildlife that coexists with the local land and community. While creating, participants are encouraged to acknowledge the land they are on, pay respect, and explore a deeper connection to it. "A Path to Survival" aims to deepen a collective understanding of nature and how humans impact it, as well as find more ways to protect and contribute to the wellbeing and conservation of local ecosystems. This project and film were made possible through community support and partnership with Granville Island CHMC and Waterfront Theatre.



Pedram Penhan - BC Culture Days Ambassador

Pedram is a self-taught, multidisciplinary and queer artist who was born in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to Canada in 2015 at the age of 23. Having had to flee their home country, travel through multiple countries in order to seek asylum and finally resettle in Canada, Pedram is now able to freely live and express themselves.

They use painting, photography, sculpture, collage and drag as their mediums to share their story, perspective and understanding of life, while challenging gender, class and racial discrimination and raising awareness about the climate crisis.

Pedram values community building, collaboration and integration through shared stories and experiences. They believe in the importance of self expression and the uniqueness of each individual’s life experience.

Pedram has worked with nonprofit art organizations across Canada for three years and has showcased their work in multiple exhibitions. They are currently working on their recently launched photography business as well as designing a new inclusive line of apparel.

This event is part of a hub:

Earth Endeavours Ambassador Series

BC Culture Days Vancouver, BC

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