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New Mural Brings Colour to Hackett Park

Posted: 199 days ago

The District of Sechelt has announced the completion of a new community mural. The bold and playful design called “Coastal Blooms” wraps around two sides of the public washroom building at Hackett Park, 5765 Dolphin St.

Created over a period of several weeks, “Coastal Blooms” was designed by local artist/designer Courtney Lamb, and painted with the assistance of artists Brynn Staples, Ata Ojani, and Emily Huynh. Lamb was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and is a recent graduate of the IDEA School of Design at CapilanoU. She took inspiration for the mural from her experiences hiking and traveling in the outdoors. The design is an all-over patterning of flowers in yellow, white, green, and mauve on a backdrop of bright blue. Viewers with a green thumb will recognize the featured flora as daisies, BC lilies, lady slippers, ferns, grass widows, wild columbine, and tulips. A few of the flowers have been adorned with delicate faces to add liveliness and whimsy.

“We are so pleased with the final result,” said Siobhan Smith, Arts, Culture, and Communications Coordinator for the District of Sechelt, “we wanted a mural that would add vibrancy to this area of the park, and this mural has done just that. We’ve also heard from families who use the nearby playgrounds that the mural makes the park a more welcoming place to spend time.”

Funding for the mural was provided by the Province of BC’s Tourism-Dependent Communities Initiative.

 

Emily Huynh Brynn Staples Courtney Lamb Ata Ojani - Hackett Park Mural - Coastal Blooms - Oct 2021.jpg