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City Centre Library, Children’s Area Mural 

City Centre Library, Children’s Area


The City of Surrey is inviting proposals for a series of painted columns in the City Centre Library. The City Centre Branch is a LEED certified building with over 77,000 sq. ft. of space that serves City Centre and the Whalley community. The murals will be installed in the Children’s area, a multi-purpose space used for formal and informal story time, free play, and structured programming. Two artists from the Urban Indigenous community living in Surrey will be commissioned. One artist each from Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations will also be commissioned through a separate process.

Submission Deadline: July 29, 2024 


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Seeing Nature by Brandon Vickerd

Seeing Nature by Brandon Vickerd - a bronze bear
Brandon Vickerd
rendering of brandon vickerd seeing nature art
Brandon Vickerd

The public art for Bear Creek Stadium will be an artwork called Seeing Nature by Brandon Vickerd, consisting of large bronze animals that will be mounted on the east wall of the new facility.  A bear, fox, rabbits, and otters will sit on the wall as if defying gravity gazing at children at the adjacent playground and waterpark, and at spectators as they enter the stadium. Seeing Nature will create a sense of joy and wonder, but also intends to foster an in-depth reflection on the relationship between humans, animals, and nature more broadly.  This artwork is expected to be installed in the spring of 2024.

Botanical Sanctuary by Edward FuChen Juan

 A black and white floral illustration beside an A-frame structure with a teal floral mural and a person entering.

The chosen artwork for Edgewood Park, crafted by Taiwanese Canadian artist Edward FuChen Juan, pays homage to the indigenous botany of South Surrey. Entitled Botanical Sanctuary, the artwork will take the form of a panel, fabricated from laser-cut, powder-coated metal. The panel will be affixed to the washroom gate and the facility's rear wall panel. 

The gate panel depicts four native plants—Creeping dogwood, goatsbeard, pacific goldenrod, and pacific aster—represent the thriving South Surrey environment and its importance to pollinators and Coastal Salish culture. The wall panel features an illustration of the marsh and forest, emphasizing the natural connection between urban and parkland in South Surrey. Edward's artwork beautifully captures this harmony, adding cultural and ecological richness to Edgewood.

Huckleberry Breath by Anja Nov

 A symmetrical red and white floral butterfly motif on a red background.

The artwork entitled Huckleberry Breath for Latimer Park, by Anja Nov, celebrates Surrey's indigenous berries, particularly the resilient red huckleberry. This small yet inspiring plant, Vaccinium parvifolium, remains untouched by modern agriculture, with its tartly sweet, antioxidant-packed berries thriving in their natural environment. The artwork captures the essence of the plant's quiet vibrancy using balanced imagery and organic lines, symbolizing the importance of embracing our sensitivities and thriving in nurturing environments. The design will be applied to a custom gate panel on the park’s washroom .

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