Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a
last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.
Main & Higgins 2009 Project (02)
Julia Wake's painting of the old Main/Higgins underpass; with sponsorship by Mosaic Market BIZ, Neighbourhoods Alive! (Manitoba)and Graffiti Art Programming. This piece was part of a larger collection of artwork which we show here in 11 sections rendered and installed in 2009. They were removed in 2014 to facilitate overhaul and reconstruction of the concrete underpass but were never reinstalled due to a different vision expressed for the underpass. Original notes follow: TJ Blair (Project Manager): "We worked closely with the Mosaic Market Business Improvement Zone to
create these Murals for the Higgins Underpass. The
majority of the artistic concept revolved around blending historic
sights in and around Main street with the diverse commerce activity in
the neighborhood. This was one of my favorite projects to work on as
these Murals were being installed in the underpass so close to our home
@ 109 Higgins Ave. Its always great when you're get an opportunity to
contribute to a neighborhood beautification project in your own
neighborhood! Due to the scale of the project, we were able to employ
about 9 individual artists in total to work on the Murals. The
diversity of painting styles are vast, which I think is a great metaphor
for the people and businesses that are involved with the Mosaic Market BIZ."