New Addition to Nanaimo's Public Art Collection
The City of Nanaimo is thrilled to announce the acquisition of local artist, Peter Achurch’s artwork, “Sea Bed”. This is currently on display and available to be viewed by the public in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre front lobby.
“Sea Bed” was originally completed by the artist as a part of the City’s temporary public art program which offers artists of diverse backgrounds and skillsets the opportunity to create artwork for public spaces in Nanaimo.
“Sea Bed” is a large scale hand weaving composed of found materials, such as marine rope and cord once left as waste along B.C. shorelines. Woven into an armature made from a stripped down steel-spring mattress, discarded materials take centre-stage finding new life and artistic merit.
These repurposed items tell new tales echoing themes of our environment and local industry while inviting the viewer to be part of the artist’s journey and exploration of our coastline.