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Indigenous Art

Continuum: From Seed to Shelter by Eric Robertson. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus

The City of Surrey has commissioned a number of Indigenous artwork all over the city, with more scheduled to come. Read about the pieces below.

On our UrbanScreen public art venue, discover 1UP by Sonny Assu. This graffiti-style exhibit that references Northwest Coast art and retro gaming also serves as a metaphor for how the First People have risen up for their rights.

Water Guardians by Susan Point

Water Guardians

This vibrant red umbrella sculpture by Susan Point features Coast Salish style frogs in Hazelgrove Park in East Clayton.

Installation view of Fall and Winter Drums by Brandon Gabriel at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

Four Seasons

These drums by Brandon Gabriel and Melinda Bige tell the story of the seasons according to the Kwantlen First Nation.

Paddling through the Waves of Change by Phyllis Atkins

Paddling through the Waves of Change

This Coast Salish artwork by Phyllis Atkins appears outside the 6th floor meeting room at City Hall, inspiring people to work together.

Eagle Calling by Robert Davidson

Eagle Calling

Robert Davidson combines Haida art with a contemporary aesthetic in this stylized eagle that soars in Frank Hurt Park.

Elder Moon by Leonard Wells & Leslie Wells. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus

Under the Double Eagle and Elder Moon

Coast Salish symbols by Leonard Wells and Leslie Wells hang above the traffic roundabout near South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.

Continuum: From Seed to Shelter by Eric Robertson. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus

Continuum: From Seed to Shelter

Watch for these six sculptures by Eric Robertson on top of fluted cedar poles as you enjoy a walk on the Green Timbers Greenway.

Frogs by Susan Point

Frogs

Susan Point’s carved Coast Salish style frog pattern greets visitors in the lobby of the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre.

Talking Poles by Lorna Boschman, Victoria Moulder & T'Uy'Tanat-Cease Wyss

Talking Poles

This community dialogue project along Serpentine Greenway brought together residents, students, instructors, spiritual leaders, and artists.

Surrey Centennial Totem Pole by John Edward Neel

Surrey Columbian Centennial Totem Pole

Kwakwaka’wakw carver Ted Neel made this totem pole for Canada's centennial, honouring First Nations.

Onward and Upward 2017 Public Art Street Banners by Sandeep Johal

Surrey Street Banners

Find out the current and past public art street banners in City Centre.