More than 80 new street banners now grace the lampposts in Sechelt. The original artworks featured on the banners are the creation of local artist and illustrator Sarah Clement.
“We are really excited to display this new set of banners,” said Siobhán Smith, the arts, culture and communications coordinator for the District of Sechelt. “As always, it was a difficult decision for our jury because of the number of high-calibre submissions we get from local artists and designers.”
Earlier this year, the District of Sechelt issued a Coast-wide call to artists seeking proposals for the new banners on the theme of “Future Perfect.”
Sarah Clement is a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and specializes in botanical and animal-themed artwork. For this design competition, Clement created two dynamic and nature-focused designs. The first, titled “We Are All Interconnected” features the image of a majestic heron with elements of land, ocean, and sky flowing out of its wings. Her second banner, created in shades of orange, is titled “Together: Growing Upwards, Rooting Down.” As depicted in the banners, Clement’s vision for the future is a hopeful one, where humanity and nature can live in harmony.
The previous set of banners, featuring the artwork of Lydia Avsec and featuring a raven and the MV Lady Rose, will be available for purchase for $20 plus tax from the municipal hall office at 5797 Cowrie Street. As well, a new set of children’s banners will be on display around the Sechelt Public Library and Sechelt Aquatic Centre starting early 2022.