The Wandering Island Public Art

(Phase 1):

The Wandering Island is a City of Calgary Public Art and Utilities & Environmental Protection Department Project, funded through the 1% For Art Policy. Thank you to the many collaborators, artists, experts, consultants, friends, and neighbours who have contributed to this project since 2017.

Lead Artists: Lane Shordee, Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

Engineering: LEX3 Engineering, Matrix Solutions

Installation & Site Work: Year Round Landscaping

Stair Design: Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

Stair Fabrication: JAG Industries

Pile Installation: R.S. Foundation Systems Ltd.

Stepping Stone Art/Design: Kablusiak, Lane Shordee

Rock Ford Fabrication: K2 Stone

Bench Design/Build: Jeremy Pavka (Jeremy Pavka Industries), Joel Staples, Laura Hosaluk (Hosaluk Art), Michael Hosaluk (Hosaluk Art), Sean Procyk (Real Life Industries), Susan Clarahan

Additional Bench Fabrication: Line-X South, R-3 Construction, Saskatoon Powder Coating

Film: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi (Nur Films)

Film Assistance: Kara Artym, Yellowhouse Aerial

Photography: Mike Tan (Mike Tan Photo)

Wandering Weekend Musicians: Jennifer Crighton, Sarah Houle & Shane Ghostkeeper, Who Cares? (Laura Reid & Jiajia Li)

Wandering Weekend Screen Rental: Binder Productions

Indigenous Consultation: The Mohkinstsis Guiding Circle, Eldon Yellowhorn, Lorna Crowshoe, Paulette Fox, Pablo Russell, Jessica McMann, and more

Environmental Consultation: City of Calgary ecologists, river engineers, and Parks personnel, with reference to municipal and provincial environmental legislation

Calgary Public Art: Jacilyn Blackwood, Heather Aitken, Randy Niessen, Rowena James, Alex Lingnau, Sophia Zweifel, and Jennifer Thompson.

City of Calgary


Jeremy & Sean wish to thank Blue Thornton and Marty Langen. Kablusiak wishes to thank Holly Carpenter. Caitlind & Wayne wish to thank Stephen & Caroline, Heather, Randy, Rowena, Alex, Jaci, Bob & Cynthia, Jon, Penelope, Art, our City colleagues, collaborating artists, and our supportive friends and family. Deep gratitude to the Island and the Elbow River, for changing magic over time.

All photos by Mike Tan Photo