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  • VIDEO New Mural Injects Indigenous Imagery into Downtown Landscape

    A colourful new mural highlighting the province’s Indigenous heritage has been unveiled in the capital city’s downtown.

    The city partnered with Eastern Edge Gallery to contract local artists to paint murals that capture the history, heritage and culture of the region. The brightly coloured, geometric design comes as part of a recent Celebration of Indigenous Arts and Culture held in St John’s called ‘Identify’.

    Visual Artist Jordan Bennett created the work over the last week along numbers 2-4 Queen’s Road near Rawlins Cross.

    Bennett is a multidisciplinary artist of Mi’ikmaq decent who is currently based in Stephenville Crossing. He says he is grateful for the chance to bring the imagery of the First Peoples of the province.

    Bennett says he has included depictions of Beothuk Shanawdithit’s drawings in the mural. He points out that the artwork is situated very close to where she once stayed in the city and pays homage to her and her work in passing on knowledge of her people.

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