Rail Bridge Mural at The Forks to Get a Makeover

By Sarah Klein

Jackson Beardy tribute mural painted by artist Mike Valcourt (RUSSELL SHERRIN / FLICKR)

The mural painted on the side of The Forks’ historic rail bridge is getting a makeover today as its original artist spruces up his work.

Mike Valcourt created the colourful mural titled “Jackson Beardy — Woodlands Group of Seven Tribute” in 2006 for Graffiti Gallery’s Winnipeg International Mural Festival.

“The mural has become a conversation piece to visitors of The Forks and we are happy to see it restored back to its original vibrancy,” said Paul Jordan, COO of The Forks.

The mural — measuring 30 feet wide by 20 feet tall — pays tribute to Cree artist Jackson Beardy as well as the other members of the Indian Group of Seven.


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