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Tree Tops by Brennan Jelinski

2018 Winter Garden 

A handful of kinetic tree sculptures bring a splash of colour, form, and playful interaction to a snowy pedestrian pathway that cuts through a vacant lot. Passer-by are invited to interact with the colourful trees which mimic species found in Manitoba. Modular construction and ball bearings allow for the branches to be rotated, encouraging engagement as simple as accidentally brushing one’s shoulder on a branch in passing, or as deliberate as a group of children moving the branches to completely re-invent the forest’s form.

Little Mountain by David Penner Architect

2018 Winter Garden

Snow defines the Prairies as much as the fields or skies. For half the year, snow is our landscape - not merely coating it, but constituting it. We engage in an endless negotiation with this terrain, struggling to restrain or re-shape it. A little mountain is created on the prairies, transforming our topography into a moment of Manitoba mystery. Little Mountain is formed from snow and sliced to create a gorge to wander and wonder through. The pathway carves its way through the snow mound, creating an interior passage which provokes curiosity and draws onlookers within. Interior walls will provide an icy canvas for collaborative community paintings preserved behind a think layer of ice, creating a dazzling display waiting to be discovered. 

The Interval & Axis Bridge by Chris Ried

2018 Winter Garden

Axis Bridge and The Interval are an artistic response to the ever-changing landscape, neighbourhoods, flow of traffic and pedestrians in downtown Brandon. Situated beside Westman Immigrant Services (WIS), located at the former Canadian Pacific Railway Station, WIS welcomes and assists recent immigrants to Canada, serving as a friendly reminder of "home" to European immigrants. Reid's Winter Garden gives a nod to this historical tradition while creating a contemporary garden filled with lacy cutouts. Colourful organic shapes painted with community provide a canvas to express identity, culture, and creativity in the winter landscape.  Painted designs meld together to become abstracted forms that echo the colourful graffiti found on trains, which move along in the background of the Winter Garden. 

Coloreando a Brandon by Albyn Carias

2018 Winter Garden