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Discovery Tour:
After Image & Art Park

After Image and Art Park

You’re standing on the sidewalk at 30th Avenue SW, facing cSPACE. There’s an enormous steel structure at the top of a short flight of stairs. Look at this steel structure, and then look around. Where else do you see this shape?

> This artwork is based on a vector image of the historic south entrance you can see when you look at the building from this direction. 

After Image is a Public Artwork by Caitlind r.c. Brown, Wayne Garrett, and is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts 1% Program (supporting public art). The artists answered a public Call for Artists and two separate juries selected them were accepted for two different pieces that are on display here at cSPACE. After Image is one, and Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (the hourglasses inside the South Entrance) is the other. 

  • The Creates a playful exchange between the historic entrance, made of stone, and this very contemporary representation.
  • Climbing plants are potted around the base, and eventually will climb up the steel structure and incorporate the natural world
  • Clumps of plants throughout ArtPark were planted purposefully; natural fescue that grows in the west; pre-colonial plants

Art Park and the Art Cubes

Now walk up the stairs through After Image and look around. You’ll see the lawn, called ArtPark, where the Farmers and Makers Market sets up every Saturday during the summer. You’ll also see 4 steel cube structures. These are our Art Cubes. 

  • These flexible Art Cubes can be configured in different ways. In the summer, you can find hammocks swinging from the inside
  • Artists have used them for gallery space too, filling the spaces with vinyl printed banners of art work
  • They can even be configured into stage space for performances

Do you see anything inside or on the Cubes? 

> Depending on the time of year, you may see sheet steel animal cutouts inside the Cubes: a deer, bison, a trout, and an owl. These playful cutouts are from our 20/20 Wavelength Project. 

  • The project was inspired by a desire to connect with our community during the pandemic. Lead artist Andy Moro reached out to different communities; indigenous, people on the street, school kids, and artists, to find out “What Matters Now.”  
  • Animal sculptures were designed by lead artist Andy Moro. They represent the land, the animals, that were here before the school, before colonialism.
  • To learn more about the 20/20 Wavelength Project, feel free to explore the QR codes on each Cube. You’ll see videos collected throughout the project. 

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