Public Art Collection Database

UBC Okanagan’s Public Art Collection contains over 800 paintings, graphic prints, drawings, sculptures, video, installations and outdoor artworks.


Story Poles

Outdoor Art Collection

Since the formation of the UBC Okanagan Campus in 2005, works of outdoor art have been collected and displayed on campus as part of the university’s Public Art Collection.

Outdoor Art Collection


The Public Art Collection is located on the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, which is situated on traditional, ancestral and unceded Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory.

The Public Art Collection gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of our generous donors who have helped us build this important collection.


The collection strategy of the Public Art Collection is to preserve, display and research contemporary and historical artworks. Our collection is diverse, and contains both international and local artworks, from emerging and established artists.

Acquisitions to the collection are recommended by the Curator and voted on and approved by the Public Art Advisory Committee. New purchases and commissions prioritize Indigenous contemporary art. Donations are accepted in a broader range of areas including Canadian and International artworks and are subject to approval by the Curator and Public Art Advisory Council.

Public Art Advisory Committee

Jeanette Armstrong | Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies

Roger Bizzotto | Associate Director of Facilities Management

Hussein Keshani | Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Culture

Margaret Macintyre Latta | Director, Okanagan School of Education

Lorna McParland | Artistic and Administrative Director , Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Katherine Pickering | Lecturer, Visual Arts

Adam Schubel | Communications and Government Relations Officer, UBC Okanagan

Philip Wyness | Technical Director, Creative Studies