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Artist Calls & Project Updates

Building Bridges by Vallalee Hoffman, Claire Cilliers with Bridgeview Community Association and the Surrey Environmental Education

Public Art creates tourist destinations, interprets community history and diversity, inspires thought, and adds artistic vision to a place.

Find out about artist calls and project updates. We also have an eNews you can sign up for to receive updates about our Public Art Program.


Artist Calls

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Illuminated sculpture at Surrey's Heritage Square

The shortlisted artists who have been contacted to prepare concepts are:

Jill Anholt
Phyllis Atkins, Drew Atkins, and Aaron Jordan
Blessing Hancock
Warren Langley
Bill Pechet
Paul Reimer

We thank all applicants who submitted expressions of interest.

56 Avenue & Highway 10
Surrey Museum


Artist Announcements

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Sculpture for Clayton Community Centre by Studio Morison

Studio Morison has been unanimously recommended by a selection panel of local residents to produce a public sculpture for the Clayton Community Centre. The artist duo—Ivan Morison and Heather Peak—will be holding upcoming community events as well as exploring the history, geography, people, architecture, and geology of the area.

72 Avenue between 184 and 188 Streets
Clayton Community Centre


In Progress

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Eight Salmon Heads by Leslie Wells

This vingyl glazing on the program room windows references salmon—a traditional staple of the Semiahmoo diet—which spawn in Bear Creek flowing behind the Surrey Arts Centre.

13750 88 Avenue
Surrey Arts Centre
Raven and the First Sunrise by Brandon Gabriel This vinyl glazing on the library windows tells the First Nations origin story in which the raven brings sunlight to the earth.
15105 105 Avenue
Guildford Library
We Are All Connected to This Land by Phyllis Atkins Imprinted on concrete barrier walls near Bear Creek, this artwork honours the land's natural and cultural heritage.
8448 King George Boulevard
Bear Creek Park
Weave of Time by Bruce Walther A glass mosaic artwork plays off the neighbourhood's name and depicts the natural and human heritage of Port Kells.
18918 88 Avenue
Port Kells Centennial Hall
Blankets by Erica Stocking Three fibreglass sculptures of blankets in different configurations (folded, draped, and wrapped) repsond to the purpose of the building: to provide energy and warmth to the City Centre neighbourhood.

10357 133 Street
West Village Park & District Energy Centre
(City Centre)

The Living Fraser River by Casto Solano A public art sculpture visible day and night was unanimously recommended for commissioning by a selection panel made up of citizens who live and work in Fraser Heights. The artist's proposal was inspired by the Fraser River.

10588 160 Street
Fraser Heights Recreation Centre


Recently Completed

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Retro-Perspective by Drew Atkins This vinyl glazing on the courtyard windows combines Coast Salish design elements with a retro look reminiscent of 1950s wallpaper and modernist sculptures.

13750 88 Avenue
Surrey Arts Centre

The Fisherman's Charm by Anthony Gabriel

These graceful birds featured on Surrey's 2018 public art street banners are considered to be good luck by fishermen.

All over Surrey


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