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Granville Island has added some murals. Its kind of surprising that they haven't had them until now, they are so many spots that could be home to murals especially in that area.











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Winnipeg, Old St. Vital, south of downtown

Artist: Collin Zipp
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Location: St. Anne's at St. Mary's Road
Medium: Aluminum canoes, paint, cedar
Date: 2017
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Winnipeggers may be wondering about the canoes lighting up at the junction of St. Anne’s and St. Mary’s Roads in the heart of Old St. Vital.

Local artist Collin Zipp was inspired by a visit to the St. Vital Museum across the street, where he saw a birch bark canoe and historical photos from the 1950 flood when the junction was under water and canoes were used to transport people and supplies. “What drew me to the idea of using canoes as a source material for this work was the resilience that the people of St. Vital showed. The flood should not only be remembered as a time of despair but as a time when the community came together. The area also has a diverse and rich history. The 1820 Metis settlement is a major and important part of it.” - Collin Zipp, artist






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'Heaven Between' downtown Winnipeg

Title: Heaven Between
Artist: Bill Pechet
Location: On the boulevard at Broadway and Edmonton Street
Medium: Aluminum, Galvanized Steel, LED lights
Date: 2016
http://winnipegarts.ca/wac/artwork/heaven-between

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The Winnipeg Arts Council has envisioned artwork for Broadway for many years while the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has also worked for years toward creatively lighting the avenue. These two visions have come together in heaven between, the first permanent light-based sculpture for Broadway. Artist Bill Pechet notes that the dome shape of the new piece was inspired by the rooftops of significant buildings on the boulevard. Framed by the domes of the Legislative Building at one end of Broadway, and Union Station at the other, the artwork is patterned with cut out silhouettes of elm leaves. This intricate design casts light on the ground while reflecting the trees that line the street, planted over one hundred years ago by visionary city-makers.










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This is called "This Land is a person" it's located in North Vancouver near the Seymour Parkway at the Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities



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Downtown Peggy on Instagram: “Repost from @winnipegpubliclibrary - reminding people of one of our downtown’s best kept secrets Welcome to your new bag lunch spot. Awaiting you on the second floor balcony of the Millennium Library are attractive patio furniture, cool breezes, flower pots, an overhang to keep off the direct sun - PLUS some relaxing views of Millennium Library Park. Enter from inside the Library on the second floor. Secret’s out - enjoy!


Downtown Winnipeg BIZ on Instagram: “Have you seen the newly painted Horn on Kennedy Street? It’s looking bright and brand new thanks to @graffitiartprog!






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Downtown Peggy on Instagram: “Repost from @winnipegpubliclibrary - reminding people of one of our downtown’s best kept secrets Welcome to your new bag lunch spot. Awaiting you on the second floor balcony of the Millennium Library are attractive patio furniture, cool breezes, flower pots, an overhang to keep off the direct sun - PLUS some relaxing views of Millennium Library Park. Enter from inside the Library on the second floor.
Winnipeg’s got it going.. love that canoe thingy!
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Granville Island has added some murals. Its kind of surprising that they haven't had them until now, they are so many spots that could be home to murals especially in that area.











Weird SpongeG because I haven’t been to Granville for 20 years and I just assumed that they always had great murals etc. Good to see! Also, that bottle mural is supreme! (and the parking garage)
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Winnipeg general strike of 1919 monument

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The winning submission of a design competition to commemorate the Winnipeg general strike of 1919 incorporates both sides of the violent event which crippled much of the city’s services for 40 days and reverberated throughout the North American labour community, says its designer.

The winning submission was selected over 13 others by the City of Winnipeg. It is a 40-foot wide by about 25-foot high "billboard" comprised of weathered steel supported on iron columns forming the numbers 1919.

The monument is called the 1919 Marquee.

The marquee will feature 21 letters that form words relevant to the strike.

"It’s almost like a mash-up — a kind of word puzzle," says Monteyne. "It allows for interpretation."

One of the words will be Vulcan, a tribute to the Vulcan Iron and Engineering Works foundry and its workers who walked off the job during the strike. Also in three-foot square letters will be the word crucible — a monument in the form of a cross and a reference to a container used to melt iron materials, explains the architect.

Holes or perforations in the giant steel billboard will form the number 1919 "to create light effects that people will notice" as the setting sun’s rays pour through the perforations.

Monteyne says his design aims to be part of "a welcoming urban space."

The billboard will be on a small plaza surrounded by theatres and the Centennial Concert Hall in the Exchange District. It is located on the site where many of the strikers, mounted police and others engaged in violent melees during the labour protest.

The strike had a significant impact on the labour movement in Canada and even the U.S. At stake were wages and working conditions. About 30,000 workers walked off of their jobs and two people died in the Winnipeg protests.





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Love those Winnipeg Installations.

I ran across this last Sunday so it must be complete now. I had no idea this was going to be installed so finally Backstage has an element I like. It's absolutely huge, my pics don't do it justice. It's over 4 storeys tall and faces the railway bridge.

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Gather-Ring, at the corner of the Portage Bridge and Wellington.


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Indigenous Artists’ Project at Air Canada Park
This major public art project builds on efforts to create awareness of the rich Indigenous cultures, peoples and heritage that are at the roots of our territory, city and province. A gathering of Indigenous artists, Elders, knowledge keepers, curators, and scholars held in 2016 informed the intent and shape of the project. Artists were asked to consider the critical importance of the context of this place on Treaty 1 Territory, being the birthplace of the Métis nation and the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples, as central to the formulation of the project.
New works by local artists Kenneth Lavallee and Julie Nagam, as well as by Rolande Souliere and the team of Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero are currently in fabrication and will be installed in Air Canada Park in the summer of 2018.
  • Mediating the Treaties by Rolande Souliere draws upon the anatomy of the coin for its design and to reveal information about the signing of Treaty One. Using the two-headed coin as a metaphor for conflict resolution, the artwork address the controversial agreement of Treaty One.


@WinnipegMayor Thrilled to unveil 4 indigenous art pieces at #ThisPlace celebration! 'This Place' explores the meaning & context of living on Treaty 1 Territory, the birthplace of the Métis nation & the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples. @WinnipegArts
  • Kenneth Lavallee's The Square Dancers proudly recognizes and celebrates the culture, spirit and endurance of the Metis people and is inspired by the artist’s childhood attending the annual “Metis Days” celebrations in his hometown of St. Laurent, Manitoba.


So happy to have had a safe and successful install of 5 tons of solid steel into Treaty One territory. Official unveiling of my first public art sculpture 'The Square Dancers' is this Friday (3:30-6:30) at Air Canada Window Park, downtown Winnipeg.

  • Julie Nagam's Electrical Currents focuses on Manitoba’s relationship to hydro electricity, the land that is developed, and the communities affected by the damming.


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Julie Nagam (@julienagam) on Instagram: So happy and proud of the new public art work electrical currents big thank you to @winnipegartscouncil
  • Rebecca Belmore & Osvaldo Yero's O-ween du muh waun (We Were Told) considers shared memories, material structures, and community practices, affirming the infrastructure of indigenous gathering for the friends and families who gather here.


Winnipeg Arts Council (@winnipegartscouncil) on Instagram: Many Winnipeggers are intrigued about this new sculpture on Portage Avenue downtown. What does it mean? Who made it? Why is it there?
Get a sneak peek of this and three other new public artworks on Wednesday, September 26 from noon-1pm.

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Unique St. Boniface art park will feature six canoes
Kevin Rollason By: Kevin Rollason
Posted: 09/26/2018 5:12 PM
Motorists, bicyclists and people out for a stroll will soon be greeted at St. Boniface's Norwood Grove with an oasis in the middle of two major streets.

The $250,000 Canoe Park, which will officially open Friday between Marion and Goulet Streets, will take what has been a worn-out pathway in a boulevard between two concrete roads and transform it into a nice place to sit for awhile amongst the trees and bushes while traffic whizzes by.

Jennifer Mathieson, executive director of the Norwood Grove Business Improvement Zone, said on Wednesday that the wet weather has delayed the work at the site, but they'll still be ready for the unveiling at 5:30 p.m.

"If you go there today (Wednesday) you won't see anything, but by Friday it will be about 90 per cent complete," Mathieson said.

"People will be able to walk through it on Friday and we'll have two of the canoes lit up."

The canoes, which Mathieson said will be where most people sit while in the park, are being lit up as part of an exhibit called Maquettes at Lantern, by Winnipeg-based artist Christian Worthington.

When the 16-foot canoes are all in place, there will be six of them, set in concrete and made of corten steel, which is a group of steel alloys developed to eliminate the need for painting despite years of exposure to weather.

People will sit in them as they would a real canoe.

"Because they are recessed, it will look like they're sitting in water when you drive past," Mathieson said.

The project was funded by several organizations including the BIZ's capital savings fund, $40,000 from St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard through the local community incentive grant, and Image Routes and Neighbourhood Main Streets capital funding.

Mathieson said the name of the park and the canoe-type seating is all because of Worthington.

"He saw an aerial photograph of the area and he saw the site was in the shape of a canoe," she said.

The area was upgraded more than two decades ago, but since then the grass has been replaced with weeds, the concrete path was cracked and broken, and the trees needed dead branches to be pruned.

"This is a major gateway to the area and we want it to be beautiful. We wanted this pedestrian corridor. Before this, we just looked like a highway.

"This is like it was meant to be."

And Mathieson said it ties in with the large circle that many pedestrians and bicyclists use when they go from The Forks, across the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge, down Tache Avenue, to Goulet and back to The Forks.

"It's a really beautiful route and this is now part of it," she said.

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christian_worthington This is the future location of a large scale sculpture project of mine in @norwoodgrovebiz, Winnipeg. A series of 16 foot sculptures created in corten steel will be permanently installed in the very near future. Ready for Nuit Blanche, Friday the 28th. This is in conjunction with my Lantern show.
@northcorallandscaping is doing an amazing job getting this location ready!! Pumped!!!




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christian_worthingtonShots of my 6 sculptures on location of the new public park.
16 foot, corten steel with a gloss clear coat. By next summer they will be surrounded by beautiful tall grass, adding movement to the location.


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Norwood Grove BIZ (@norwoodgrovebiz) on Instagram The Norwood Grove BIZ is excited to unveil its latest placemaking project on September 28th, 2018, Canoe Park. Created in collaboration with local Winnipeg artist Christian Worthington. What once was a worn-out pathway between Marion street and Goulet street is now redesigned as Canoe Park featuring six 16-foot canoes, updated pathway and landscaping. The park theme was mirrored after the shape of the space and intended to recognize the rich history of St Boniface. As a gateway to the Norwood Grove/St Boniface community the new space compliments the new gateway sign and is intended to create an enjoyable route for pedestrians while maintaining area beautification and investment in cultural equity.
The project was funded by the Norwood Grove BIZ capital savings fund, Councillor Matt Allard through the local Community Incentive Grant ($40,000) and The City of Winnipeg, BIZ Zones, Image Routes and Neighbourhood Main Streets CAPITAL FUNDING. The project when fully planted will have taken 2 years and 7 months from planning to completion. Cano Park will be unveiled as part of the programing for Culture Days September 28th between 5:00pm – 10:00pm.
Please Join us for the official media launch and refreshments:
Date: September 28th, 2018 Time: 5:30pm Location: Canoe Park, median located between Marion Street and Goulet Street at St Mary’s Rd Parking: Please park at the Norwood Hotel back parking lot
This event is in conjunction with MAQUETTES at LANTERN an exhibit of sculptural miniatures in bronze and steel by Winnipeg-based artist Christian Worthington.


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Congrats, Christian Worthington, on Canoe Park! These 6 steel canoes sit on the boulevard between Marion & Goulet in Norwood Grove/ St Boniface to provide a slick, usable urban space for gathering and public use. And they look hot, too ������


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@christian_worthington at the public unveiling of #CanoePark with @norwoodgrovebiz in conjunction with his exhibition "Maquettes at LANTERN". Scale affects our relationship to sculpture, and this exhibition invites the public to explore sculpture as it relates to architecture. See it tonight, or tomorrow for @nbwpg !

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Really liking those recent Winnipeg art installations - the modest scale makes them feel natural and part of the environment. Organic if you'll excuse an overused term.

Any opinions on the RAM in Edmonton? Tristan Hopper just ripped it to pieces in a Twitter rant:

Check out @TristinHopper’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TristinHopper/st...138233344?s=09
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Bird Wrap and Icon North are part of a series done late in the long career of Ivan Eyre

Darren Bernhardt · CBC News · Posted: Oct 25, 2018 2:29 PM CT



Two colossal sentinels are now casting watchful gazes over downtown Winnipeg.

The sculptures, from world-renowned artist Ivan Eyre, were installed on Wednesday, gracing the wide ramp in front of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and greeting passersby.

"They're two bronze sculptures, both figures that look to be human, but there are animal qualities to them, and they're huge. They rise up about seven to eight feet," said Stephen Borys, director and CEO of the gallery on Memorial Boulevard.

"That ramp was made for things like this."

The sculptures, Bird Wrap and Icon North, are part of a series done late in the long career of Eyre, who closed his studio in 2013.

"He's no longer producing work, so to have these two works, which are both gifts from the artist, on our ramp is fabulous," Borys said.

Icon North faces, of course, north. Bird Wrap faces Memorial.

Both sculptures have been in exhibitions in Montreal and Vancouver and were acquired a little over a year ago by the WAG.

"We were waiting for that right moment that they both were here and ready to be installed," Borys said. They will be on long-term display.

Borys hopes they become another "go-to selfie spot" in the city, an accessible place where people can pose with "one of Winnipeg's most important artists."

Eyre, 83, was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1935 and moved to Winnipeg in 1953 to attend the University of Manitoba School of Art.

The university became a longtime home for Eyre, who taught painting and drawing there for 33 years, from 1959 until his retirement in 1992.

He continued to produce work on his own, in his Winnipeg studio, until 2013.

Eyre has been called "a living national treasure" by the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, a charitable organization that mounts a major outdoor sculpture exhibition every two years.

The WAG is home to 75 Eyre artworks — paintings, drawings and sculptures — and oversees the Ivan Eyre Gallery at the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy houses the largest collection of Eyre's work.

Another of his pieces, North Watch, is on display at one of Winnipeg's most famous locations, Portage Avenue and Main Street, on the plaza in front of the Richardson Building.


Bird Wrap
The art gallery describes Bird Wrap as a large bronze sculpture of a kneeling figure that looks to be a man in disguise, wearing a tie and vest, along with a beaked helmet or headdress that extends down and wraps over the figure's crossed arms. The headdress also reads as a form of military helmet, giving the figure a powerful air.

It's the most simple and stoic statement among the monumental bronzes he created between 2009 and 2011, a news release from the gallery says.

It was one of the first major works installed as part of the Vancouver Biennale's 2014-16 Open Air Museum exhibition.


Icon North
This sculpture is a figure sitting with arms extended and knees bent in the pose of a sturdy sentinel, the gallery says. His large hands grasp at his knees while long fingers reach to tall and bulky boots.

A sense of authority in its upright and robust posture is further reinforced by the militant pattern of the figure's bootlaces and collar, the WAG release says.

A simple vest, narrow wristbands and a helmet complete the uniform. The gallery calls the mask of the helmet "comic in its proportions, but the overall effect is both powerful and otherworldly."
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Nice! Calgary has a smaller version of Bird Wrap on 4th st. And 17th Ave. One of my favourite sculptures in the city. Great addition to Winnipeg too!
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Construction for Cielo Raso has begun! This project, in partnership with @Stantec, will transform this downtown back alley with amazing lights. Visit our website for more info: https://goo.gl/9hCQZj #finditdowntown

The back alley behind Mountain Equipment Co-op (303 Portage Ave.) will also be transformed and strung with lights designed by Stantec Consulting. Renderings of the project (Cielo Raso), show the lights changing colour based on time of day and the space taking on different modes, whether for patios, parties or a combination of both.

The BIZ has put out a call for proposals for people who want to throw events in the lane. Grant money is available through their Host It Downtown events fund.

“You’ve got the Alt Hotel and you’ve got a cluster of restaurants and businesses that are starting up in that area, a tremendous amount of pedestrian activity. But yet there’s a back alley that’s a little bit dark, it’s a little bit grungy, it smells a little bit. How do we bring that to life?” Grande said.

“And how do we use that space to allow people again to be attracted to that space? To check it out, to sit down, to attend an event that will be programmed there… Something that’s cool, something that’s hip, something that says, ‘Yeah, our downtown’s got an edge to it.’

“Amazing things happen when people just slow down and do things,” he said. “I think it’s something that Winnipeggers are going to react to — particularly downtowners — in a positive way.”
Seems kind of underwhelming compared to the renderings.

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This ladder's not for climbing: 40 metre-high art installation soars above Vancouver street

The public art piece, called 108 Steps, towers above Kingsway near Nanaimo Street

Rafferty Baker · CBC News · Posted: Oct 24, 2018

"I don't know what it's for," said passerby Alain Bautista on Tuesday, gazing up at the nearly 40-metre tall art installation.

"I don't know, it's kind of weird."

Khan Lee's enormous piece of public art, called 108 Steps, is a giant sculpture of a ladder rising vertically into the air from its base on Kingsway near Nanaimo Street in Vancouver.

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Jonathan Gormick, public information officer with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, has been assured that the sculpture's defence against climbers will be effective — but is aware the risk is still there.

"This would be a tempting site for somebody to climb," he said. "There's obviously an inviting nature to it; it's very exposed, it's high, it's public.

"I'd just like to remind people that it's not worth the risk."

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