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'Seasons of Colour' mural welcomes visitors at the Richmond Cultural Centre Annex

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:08 PDT, Mon June 3, 2024

Visitors to the Richmond Cultural Centre Annex (7660 Minoru Gate) are now welcomed by a new mural, Seasons of Colour, by Richmond artist Laura Kwok.

The artwork incorporates the main themes and narratives that were contributed by community members at several public engagement activities held last fall. The mural depicts three themes, one for each side of the triangular building: 

  • Sea & Sky depicts waves and clouds interspersed with symbolic elements to represent local wildlife, such as a heron feathers and salmon scales. Indigenous aquatic plants, including cattails and pond lilies, are shown against a vibrant sunset sky.
  • Art & Music presents natural imagery such as sunflowers, moonflowers and clover with musical instruments and pottery to represent a home for the arts to flourish. The gradient colours symbolize the transition from day to night.
  • Flora & Fauna celebrates Richmond’s natural heritage through plants and wildlife, including a Saskatoon berry, snail shell, cedar, cranberries, yarrow, salal, a ladybug and a strawflower.

A gathering, display and artist tours will be hosted by Laura Kwok on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Doors Open Richmond. The public is invited to meet the artist and celebrate the completion of the mural.

Artist bio

Laura Kwok is an illustrator and muralist living and working in Richmond. Captivated by the beauty of nature and inspired by the grandeur of the natural world, her recent work focuses on capturing the fluid and ethereal life cycles of flowers and creating a personal language of floral symbolism as a means of self-expression. Laura is curious about how art plays a therapeutic role in healing humans, creating connections and strengthening communities.

For more information about the Richmond Public Art Program, visit

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