Nose Hill Entrance Mural

Community-Initiated Microgrant 2021

The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
A sign by the entrance to Nose Hill park says Oki! and invites pedestrians to learn more about native flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life. Words on the concrete say Plants and Flowers
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
A sign by the entrance to Nose Hill park says Oki! and invites pedestrians to learn more about native flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life.
The walls of the Nose Hill Park entrance, painted with Indigenous flowers and plant life. Words on the concrete say Plants and Flowers

The Project

Artist Tiffany Wollman’s mural project pays tribute to the landscape and plant life of Nose Hill Park. With guidance from Blackfoot Elders Cindy Daniels and Rod Scout, Wollman painted plants and flowers meaningful to the Blackfoot people in phase one of the project, which started in 2020. The second phase, which was funded by the Community-Run Microgrant, involved adding the names of the flowers in Blackfoot and English to the mural, and adding a QR code and online component so those at the site can also see the names in each of the Treaty 7 languages.

The 2021 Community-Run Microgrant

This project was funded as part of the 2021 Community-Run Microgrant. Calgary Arts Development invited proposals for community-initiated public art projects in 2021. Community groups could apply for up to $10,000 from a total funding pool of $100,000, to hire local artists for eligible projects. Funding for this one-time program was provided through the Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary.

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Title:

Nose Hill Entrance Mural

Project Completion:

2022

Medium:

Mural

Location:

Nose Hill Park — North Haven Northern Entrance, 64th Ave. NW & 14th St. NW

About the Artist

Tiffany Wollman is a visual artist motivated by a sense of imagination, sensitivity to the passage of time, and responsibility to protect the land and water.

Observation and photographs of loved ones, sunsets, flowers, water and environmental issues, inform her coloured drawings and oil paintings. She uses a rich colour palette, directional paint strokes, flickers of white and ivory, and rarely uses the colour red or black. The paintings are raw, dreamy, poetic, often autobiographical, and reduced to their essentials.

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