First Nations artists join forces to bring thought provoking mural to The Shipyards
First Nations artists join forces to bring thought provoking mural to The Shipyards

 By Mina Kerr-Lazenby  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Down on Burrard Pier sits a large patterned edifice, a vibrant flash of colour against the cafes and restaurants that have begun to call the area home. Towering over the water, the artwork garners attention from nearby coffee drinkers and dog walkers, but there is more to the piece than simply an aesthetic upgrade. “It’s a special mural,” says Tseil-Waututh artist and weaver Angela George, on the fifth piece to come from public art series and reconciliation process Blanketing the City. “It’s representative of us, our people, and it’s the first public art collaboration to be made from weavers from the three local nations.” In 2021, acclaimed Musqueam weaver and designer Debra Sparrow invited Angela George and Squamish (Skwxwu7mesh) weaver Chief Janice George

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