Spinning Chandelier

Rodney Graham

Rodney Graham’s public art installation, a monumental 14 by 21-foot crystal chandelier transforms the vast cathedral-like space underneath the Granville Street Bridge. Spinning Chandelier will activate at 12pm, 4pm and 9pm local time each day, illuminating, descending and spinning for four minutes, before ascending, back to its starting point. A major public art installation for Vancouver, Spinning Chandelier forms an urban landmark and civic moment, turning a dark under-bridge into a focus of public celebration.


Vancouver-based Graham is an internationally acclaimed artist. His multidisciplinary practice spans painting, photography, performance, music and film and he is widely known for his ongoing series of photographs depicting inverted trees.

Over his career, Graham has been included in the world’s most prestigious exhibitions including Documenta IX and the 1997 Venice Biennale, where he represented Canada with his seminal film work Vexation Island. Graham has had major retrospectives in the past year at The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany, and his work is in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 2011 Graham was the recipient of the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, and in 2016 he was named an officer of the Order of Canada.