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Join the Movement

Join the Movement by Sofia Tan Wu

Artist: Sofia Tan Wu
Location: Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2019

About Join the Movement

Join the Movement is one of Surrey’s first creative bike racks. Both fun and functional, it references the powerful energy of a community working and moving together. The active figures in vivid green invite visitors to the Surrey Arts Centre to join in the “movement,” both artistically and literally, as they engage in activities within the building such as participating in arts classes or attending performances. It also celebrates those who arrive at the facility by bicycle, which Wu describes as a means to “grow as a person and live a healthier and happier life.” The figures symbolize how movements from one community can grow into something bigger.

About the Artist

Sofia Tan Wu is an international artist from Honduras who has made BC her home during her studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She has always had an interest in artistic opportunities, both academic and extracurricular.  She writes that she is “always looking for new ways to challenge (herself) and contribute to the community.”