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Richmond No. 3 Road Art Columns celebrate Lunar New Year

New artwork displayed at Aberdeen and Lansdowne skytrain stations.
Colourful Travellers by artist Martin Murphy, Lansdowne Canada Line Station, 2022.

The backlit art columns at Aberdeen and Lansdowne Canada Line stations have once again changed for the city’s semi-annual art column exhibition.

The columns are part of the city’s ongoing project, No. 3 Road Art Column exhibition, to give local artists the opportunity to showcase their work in public using a selected theme.

Artists Adriele Au, Martin Murphy and Chantelle Trainor-Matties each have their artworks displayed at the skytrain columns just in time to celebrate Lunar New Year.

Au’s piece, I am a Thousand Years Old, Double Puddluv 1 and Puddluv Wave 2 are displayed at Aberdeen Station and addresses themes of home, time and nostalgia.

Meanwhile, at Lansdowne Station, Murphy’s “Colourful Travellers” despites koi fish as symbols of luck, prosperity and good fortune, and Trainor-Matties’ “Understanding Our Native Wildlife”, illustrates native animal species that represent sharing of knowledge, resourcefulness and friendship.

These artists participated in the fourth bi-annual ArtRich 2021 exhibition, which was hosted by the Richmond Art Gallery and presented by the Richmond Arts Coalition.

The three artworks will be on display until July 31.