Public Art Collection

The City of Lethbridge Public Art Collection is growing and represents a unique and diverse selection of works.

A Departure, Ilan Sandler, 2009

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    Common Unity

    Common Unity

    City of Lethbridge issued a call for this work in a three-stage art competition. As the winning submission, George Heagle received a commission to design, fabricate and install a reception desk for a new community art center that was being constructed in downtown...

    George Heagle
    Threshold Gates

    Threshold Gates

    Threshold Gates is the sculptural entry into the Royal View Memorial Cemetery. The design of the gate offers a transition zone for visitors to the cemetery, a moment to move from ordinary life on the street to a special place of peace and reflection. Even while the...

    Tony Bloom
    Mirrored Earth

    Mirrored Earth

    Mirrored Earth is an artwork activated by the movement of passersby – the community becoming part of the artwork. It is an abstracted representation of the nearby landscape of coulees. Scattered mirrors react and move to the movement of passersby, evoking the glimmer...

    Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew
    Courage and Dedication

    Courage and Dedication

    he design for the relief sculpture that enhances the entrances to the Scenic Drive pedestrian tunnel was originally created in response to the public art call for the Royal View Cemetery Gate project. The design was developed to engage and captivate the viewer;...

    Gerry Houghton
    Signal

    Signal

    Signal was proposed to the City of Lethbridge in response to a call which invited artists to participate in a two stage public art competition. As the winning submission, Douglas Senft received a commission to create and install a public art work on the site of a new...

    Douglas Senft
    Aeolian Aviary

    Aeolian Aviary

    Aeolian Aviary is a sculptural sound installation. It combines the acoustic resonance of a wind and light sensitive string instrument with the dynamic emergence of a flock of cast aluminum birds. These birds, 67 in number, animate the gestures of flight from the...

    Catherine Ross and Denton Frederickson
    Ghost Car

    Ghost Car

    Ghost Car is one of six transportable murals by Jason Trotter located in the downtown core. This work was created by transferring a historical photographic image with a stencil onto perforated sheets of metal. James Lawrence Davis stands in front of a streetcar (circa...

    Jason Trotter
    A Departure

    A Departure

    A Departure is based on three types of driver train wheels that have crossed the Alberta CPR High-Level Bridge since 1909. The sculpture components frame views of the bridge, the Oldman River Valley, the Galt Museum, and the University of Lethbridge.  When facing the...

    Ilan Sandler
    Chinook-A-Tron

    Chinook-A-Tron

    This is the second in a series for Pavlenko. Additional whirly gig type sculptures may be installed throughout the downtown core to take advantage of the Southern Alberta wind. Commissioned by the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone and installed by the City of...

    Alex Pavlenko
    Sphere of Social Conscience and Influence

    Sphere of Social Conscience and Influence

    This object standing, in direct anthropocentric reflection, is the materialization of a 50 year history of the Allied Arts Council role in Lethbridge. The sphere’s assertive presence reiterates the determination of the numerous creative organizations that banded...

    Carl Granzow
    Three Kings

    Three Kings

    In a series of 3 murals, homage is paid to indigenous people of Southern Alberta through portraits of Chief Red Crow (Kainai), Chief Sitting Behind An Eagle Tail Feather (Piikani); and Chief Crowfoot (Siksika) who represent First Nations in the Blackfoot Confederacy....

    Jason Trotter
    John Enderby “Jock” Palmer

    John Enderby “Jock” Palmer

    In this mural, Jock Palmer is posing in front of one of his planes and below him is a letter destined to be the first airmail flight from Lethbridge to Ottawa. Jock Palmer was born in Cambridge, England in 1898 and immigrated to Lethbridge in 1905. He joined the...

    Jason Trotter