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 Eshgraghi-Yazdi (Nur Films)

Photography: Mike Tan (Mike Tan Photo)

Indigenous Consultation: The Mohkinstsis Guiding Circle, Eldon Yellowhorn, Lorna Crowshoe, Paulette Fox

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

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, our City colleagues, collaborating artists, and our supportive friends and family. Deep gratitude to the Island and the Elbow River, for magic over time.

All photos by Mike Tan Photo