Queen’s Park, Hume Park and Queensborough
Local artist, Nickie Lewis, has created a variety of unique eco-art sculptures throughout the community. Nickie specializes in the creation of art installations that focus on nature and sustainability. Sustainable materials from local parks, green waste and natural jute twine are used to make these mythical creatures and sculptures. As you explore our Park spaces keep your eye out for one of her creations.
- Aster the Dragon at Queensborough Community Centre: A big beautiful beast has taken up residence on the lawn of the Queensbourgh Community Center! Come meet Aster, the 25ft dragon made completely from greenwaste materials and jute twine!
- Community Mural at Queen’s Park: The mural depicts a creature named Wren, and features natural elements, such as sticks and twine, woven into the chain-link fence of the former farm site. Macramé cord through the fence creates a colourful backdrop. The community is invited to use natural materials such as sticks, leaves, and pinecones, to create their own creatures and artistic additions to the mural. Help the garden grow by watering Wren.
- Hopeful Hybrids at Hume Park: Explore the trails of Hume Park and look out for two sculptures. Hopeful Hybrids celebrates our communities hopeful merging of why they were before the pandemic and who they have come after.
- Reasons for the Seasons in Queensborough: Three magical creatures are spreading joy in Queensborough. Two sculptures can be found outside the entrance of Queensborough Community Centre. Say hello to Lex the Love Monster and Gili the most generous Llama when you visit the centre. There is also another sculpture hidden in the trails that lead to the Q to Q Ferry. Look out for Ulysses the Penguin.