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Public art on the Valley Line Southeast

October 26, 2023

Of Birds and Such by Public Studio

The Valley Line Southeast officially opens on November 4, 2023. To celebrate the opening, learn more about the public art that will be found along the line. You’ll notice a splash of colour and texture along the route thanks to the City’s Public Art Policy, managed by the EAC. The Valley Line Southeast LRT public art collection includes art glass, sculptures, a mosaic, and a series of paintings.

Click here to download a map of the public art on the Valley Line Southeast or you can pick up a free copy at Edmonton Arts Council Shop & Services on Churchill Square. 

102 Street Stop

You Are Here by Hello Kirsten is collected from a wide variety of household items, the patterns and motifs in this artwork represent the population of contemporary Edmonton.

Churchill Connector at Churchill Stop

Helios by Max Streicher is an inflated sculpture suspended from the ceiling of the Churchill Connector station. It consists of three white horses inspired by depictions of Helios, the personification of the sun god who daily races his fiery chariot across the sky.

Quarters Stop

龍的傳人 /​Descendants of the Dragon by Paul Reimer is a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese calligraphy in bands of steel, hand-forged using traditional blacksmithing techniques, evoking the image of a dragon.

Tawatinâ Bridge

Tawatinâ Bridge
by David Garneau. The Tawatinâ bridge shared-use pathway features over 500 paintings of the River Valley’s flora and fauna, and the First Nations, Métis, and settler histories of the area.

Muttart Stop

Best Fronds by Stephanie Jonsson is a botanically themed sculpture that references the flora of the Muttart Conservatory and offers an organic contrast to its glass pyramids.

Strathearn Stop

Of Birds and Such by Public Studio marries the past with the present by looking at habitats that formerly surrounded these current bus shelters.

Holyrood Stop

Holyrood Lanterns by Adad Hannah distills the colours and textures that make up the Holyrood neighbourhood into a large-scale community-engaged artwork.

Bonnie Doon Stop

Four Seasons in Silver Heights Peony Garden
by Oksana Movchan takes its inspiration from the local history of the Bonnie Doon Silver Heights Peony Garden.

Avonmore Stop

High Jinx by Paul Freeman is inspired by the proximity of the neighbourhood to the Mill Creek ravine.

Davies Ramp

Confluence by Erin Pankratz is comprised of two abstract mosaic works, one on either side of the Davies Ramp.

Davies Station

Fluid Landscape by Shan Shan Sheng is a large-scale, colourful activation of Davies Station in alternating bands of clear and translucent glass.

Grey Nuns Stop

A Pattern Language by Karen Ho Fatt Lee reflects the diversity of the Mill Woods community surrounding the Grey Nuns Hospital, with a band of motifs inspired by cultural textiles and patterns.

Mill Woods Stop

If the Drumming Stops by Tania Willard, Peter Morin and Cheryl L’Hirondelle symbolically connects transit users to stories of the Papaschase Cree territory.