Sunnyside skatepark murals
The first two murals at the skatepark capture the infectious energy, boundless creativity and elegance of the sport of skateboarding. Images of Calgary skateboarders the artists took in the park were the inspiration for these murals. Depending on where you happen to be standing when you view these works, they may look like recognizable skateboarding tricks in motion or a more abstract image as you move further away.
The third mural at the park is its name in graffiti style writing, a form of artwork heavily connected to skateboard culture.
The remaining six murals along the LRT fencing were guided by the teachings of a Siksika Elder who spoke with the artists about the history of the land where their artworks would be located. The Elder provided valuable insights about the site’s resources and its connection to Siksika history, culture and Ways of Knowing. These murals are the artists’ interpretation of some of the elements of these teachings.