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Year Created

2017

Year Acquired

2017

Surfaces

Panel

Cultures

Canadian

Medium

Porcelain tiles, oriented strand boards

Art Forms

Public art, Installation, Mural

Seaside Sightseeing

by: Jean Rooney


In 2017, Seaside Sightseeing was commissioned by the Province of New Brunswick for Seaside Park Elementary School as a pilot project as part of the Public Art Policy for New Brunswick. This represents a government investment of $20,000. The piece is now part of collectionArtNB.

Seaside Sightseeing is a tiled mural created using industrial porcelain. It is 150 feet squared and is divided into two main sections, The Land and The Ocean. The left panel is The Land (12 feet wide by 6 feet high) and the right panel is The Ocean (13 feet wide by 6 feet high). Rooney used playful and educational imagery of the port city of Saint John, its history and traditions to foster engagement and curiosity. White glazed space, (such as the book and submarine), are designed as part of the composition and are embedded into the mural. They may be used as a coloring page or interactivity space.

Small jean rooney 8x Jean Rooney
Jean Rooney lives in French Lake in rural New Brunswick. She holds a degree in fine art from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland, and a master’s degree from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Rooney has fourteen years of art teaching experience. She is currently an instructor at New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

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