Mural Tour #4 | Cruisin’ 17th
2020 Completed Murals
2020 Murals In Progress
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2020 Completed Murals
2020 Murals In Progress
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Distance: 2.0 km
Time: 30-45 min
The fourth mural tour of the 2020 BUMP Festival is a sensory loaded stroll down one of Calgary’s most exciting streets and business districts here in the Beltline. You’ll see 15 different murals, including 7 completed or in progress from this year. The tour begins with Calgary favourite Michelle Hoogveld and her ongoing play with colour theory plus the introduction of pointillism in her work. You’ll also see Montreal artist Doras’ Upstream mural underway – a tribute to the people who walk steady against the current of many social, political and economic challenges today. Not to be missed is BUMP headliner Ola Volo’s new signature mural emerging atop one of the busiest blocks on this iconic Calgary street.
Sidewalks can be busy so remember to keep safe physical distance from others and/or wear a mask! BUMP Safe!
Michelle Hoogveld is a Canadian painter and mural artist, whose distinctive style is inspired by colour theory, connection, and matters of the heart. Michelle creates compositions of bold patterns and textile-like blockings of colour, with layers that weave and fold together as an intricate tapestry of who we are, celebratory of human identity and emotion.
Her colourful works are internationally recognized, beautifying and uplifting spaces in both the public and private realm. Creating around the world, Michelle has worked with a wide range of clients in Canada, the United States, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Portugal and England. Michelle holds a B.S. in Design from Lynn University as well as a BEd in Arts from University of British Columbia.
Kalum is an Indigenous artist working in collaboration with Colouring it Forward. Founded by Diana Frost, an Algonquin Métis artist, Colouring it Forward is an Indigenous social enterprise designed to create conversations through the arts. The organization aims to create artwork which will develop understanding and foster reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
This piece, titled Sunset Songs, features a warrior singing healing songs for our earth – something as important today as it was when this was painted two years ago.
Doras is an Irish-Canadian artist, illustrator, muralist and director located in Montréal, QC. His style is colourful and dream-like, often combining historical ornament and iconography with the language of contemporary fantasy. His large-scale pieces draw from his background in illustration, featuring objects, scenes and characters that might easily have been ripped from the pages of a book.
This mural, Upstream, is a piece dedicated to all people who have walked steady against the current. It aims to illustrate the many social, emotional, political and economic forces a person faces when they decide to speak up for what’s right against the status quo.
From Edmonton, AB, Jill has painted numerous murals Canada. Her portfolio shows her demonstrated ability for borrowing visual cues and inspiration from the history of the city, neighborhood, or topography of a location, then weaving them together with still life objects and natural forms. Her work aims to create open-ended narratives which allow people to create their own stories and find meaning within the work.
This mural is a playful twist on the traditional imagery of western cowboy boots and a nod to the building’s footwear-minded occupants, Gravity Pope.
Fluke is the founder and president of ASHOP, a Montreal-based production company specializing in large scale murals and contemporary art. This mural was painted over several weeks with the help of two assistants and three boom lifts. The mural was created to celebrate diversity in Calgary and draws from Fluke’s street art and graffiti influences with ribbons of colour and paint spray across the wall. Other work by ASHOP in Calgary includes private commissions inside the new Marriott Residence Inn in Beltline and forthcoming mural by 2020 BUMP artist, Ankhone.
Calgary collaborative duo of Rachel Ziriada and Mikhail Miller who have been working together since 2015. They have developed a creative process that involves painting, printmaking, sculpture, murals and site-specific installations. Their murals include creations like this one in 2018 for BUMP as well as others for Edmonton’s Rust Magic Festival and Winnipeg’s Wall-to-Wall Festival. NASARIMBA utilizes abstract compositions designed coupled with colour harmonies and gestural mark making to produce graphic and playful works that engage in a public visual dialog.
This mural, titled Sunday Afternoon Nap, is inspired by the the location of this wall and the space between the two buildings and two streets as a corridor and in-between space. The artwork builds on this and aims to create a calm moment in the middle of the bustle. It’s a dreamlike landscape with a girl taking a nap in the midst of deer. Working both traditionally and digitally, Mary has brought multiple facets of her work to the Calgary community, most notably her utility box and banner designs, connecting her passion for visual story-telling with community engagement and public art.
Community Interactions shares the opposite wall of the alley between Purr and Vine Arts with Mary Haasdyck’s mural.The bear on the lower right is representative of a community’s spirit and energy, the eagle sitting across from the spirit of the community is representative of the community coordinators, spearheads of the community, builders of community connection and interaction. The eagles sitting on top of the eagle and the bear represent all the little interactions between members of the community, coffee shops, street cleaners, restaurant staff, students, business folks, moms and sons, granddaughters and grandmas, all aspect of interaction that are seen and unseen.
Alex Kwong is a Calgary-based artist focused on creating work that shares the stories of people and places. Kwong has been painting murals for half a decade, some of which you may have seen before in Calgary! He has also done collaborations with another Calgary-based artist, Toner all of which can be found around the city.
Simona Lisa features Calgary textile artist Simone Saunders and is a play off of Da Vinci’s famous painting that is the namesake of the long-running local art supply store this mural now adorns.
Cassie Suche is a contemporary abstract artist working in Calgary, AB, Canada. Her work is distinguishable for its delicate balance of structure and spontaneity, expressed though a visual language of linear and modular forms. Suche takes a highly experimental approach to generating work, focusing heavily on material research and process. Her practice is driven by formal and informal investigations of pattern, logic, and processes observed in nature. Numerous mural works of hers can be found across Calgary including this one, titled Deflection Mural, created for BUMP in 2017 as well as more recent productions in Inglewood.
Marcia Harris graduated in 2004 with a BFA from University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C. She majored in painting, drawing, photography and printmaking. Since then Harris has sold her work throughout Western Canada. Her work is part of various permanent collections throughout Alberta including Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton.
Many of Harris’ past works have depicted environmental themes including bees in their cohabitation and Colony Collapse Disorder. Harris also did studies and paintings about the Pine Beetle and its damaging effects in Western Canada. She had two public exhibitions with her work in that regard. Her current subject matter is more specific to urban and architectural themes.
Adrianne Williams is a multidisciplinary artist, working with themes of urban culture and the individual. Her paintings, installations and video works explore her Caribbean ancestry, while often highlighting ideas of pop culture and culture clash. Williams completed her BFA in Drawing at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007. She has shown her work in Calgary, Edmonton, Italy and Spain.
Ola Volo is a Canadian mural artist and illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from folklore, multiculturalism and identity. Her intricate works bring animals, people, architecture and nature together to articulate diverse stories rich with symbolism and elaborate forms. Ola creates complex narratives that acknowledge the subtleties of human nature while celebrating the little surprises of everyday life.
This new landmark mural by Ola will be somewhat of a departure from her usual colour palettes, opting for something bold and more cheerful at a time she feels it is important to create work that is especially uplifting.
Troy Lovegates, also known as “Other”, is a San Francisco-based Canadian artist. Troy’s uses overlapping bright color, geometric pattern, and distorted detailed characters to bring beautiful and dense chaos to walls, trains, and all manners of the canvas. His work can be found on walls and rail cars across the globe.
His mural on 17th Ave between 4th and 5th streets can be seen from several blocks away. It tells the story of all the clutter and mindfill that one gains in their life today and the overload that is experienced because of it. But as the painting shows, we do the best we can and try to smell the flowers and do a gig through it all.
Kay Gallivan is a multidisciplinary artist from Lekwungen Territory and based out of Victoria, BC. Gallivan is well versed in creating original artwork, commissions, murals, set design, workshops, multimedia installations, and sign painting.
She likes local biodiversity, social practice, collaboration, myths and archtypes, textile patterns, and bright, emotional colour schemes. Some of her favourite colour palettes come from the sky and some of her favourite sounds and textures come from the water.