Bowen Creatures

Photo of the art Sean Anderson, Bowen Creatures, 2020
Permanent Marker

Bowen Park Offices, Lower Level, Pine Street Entrance

This mural celebrates Bowen Park, inviting curiosity about the life and relationships in the park– plant, animal, and human. To ignite the imaginations of park visitors and reach communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Sean Anderson created a series of colouring pages to accompany the line-drawn mural.

Bowen Park is part of an interconnected network of urban parks in Nanaimo, reflecting the coexistence of our community with centuries of plant and animal life on Vancouver Island. With attention to our surroundings, we look forward to years of connections among the guests in the Park who cherish and care for the land.

Artist Bio

Sean Anderson grew up on Vancouver Island, Canada and lives between Nanaimo and Tasmania, Australia. He studied at the University of Tasmania and Vancouver Island University earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in graphic design. Anderson is also a trained tattoo artist under the mentorship of Russ Morland. His artwork is inspired predominantly by the natural world.

Anderson shows his work both in Canada and in Australia. HIs most recent exhibition was held at the University of Tasmania, where he showcased the possible genetic mutations of Tasmanian marine life. in 2019 he had an immersive exhibition at The White Room in Nanaimo where guests were able to experience food, drinks and sounds along with visuals depicting a culture from another time and place.

Additional Information: Bowen Creatures project page

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