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Indigenous carvings in South Surrey removed for restoration

Two circular pieces of Indigenous artwork side by side

Double Eagle and Under the Elder Moon by Semiahmoo artists Leslie and Leonard Wells have been temporarily removed for restoration work to be completed. They will be reinstated in the roundabout along 20 Ave by the South Surrey Athletic Park in mid to late September. Semiahmoo First Nation and the artist, Leslie Wells, have been consulted on restoration protocols.

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

Seeing Nature by 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.

A thunderbird canoe representing Kwantlen First Nation.
Phyllis Atkins
A hand motif by Joan Williams.
Joan Williams

New Public Art for King George Bridge at Nicomekl

The King George Bridge at Nicomekl will feature two new artworks, one by Semiahmoo artist Joan Williams and one by Kwantlen artist Phyllis Atkins. The artworks consist of 28 stainless steel artwork panels (14 on each side aligned in a linear fashion). The colourful artworks will be integrated into the bridge railings and speak to the river as an important site of community and connection between the two First Nations.

These artworks are expected to be installed in the fall of 2023.

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