Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:55 PM ET

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NAT056 - (Public-Art-Debate) VICTORIA. x-12s. A proposed public art installation in Victoria had councillors debating its ability to reflect the area's Indigenous history. The artwork includes a sculpture of a series of surfboards reflecting the silhouette of an orca complimented by interactive sounds of First Nations drumming and singing. While some councillors raised concerns that the sculpture didn't reflect Indigenous history Councillor Marianne Alto says interpreting or defining art is not the city's job. ("..another layer.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The installation will be part of a landscaping project along the city's waterfront near the new Johnston Street bridge that is expected to be completed next year. …

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