Valley Park Branch Public Art Mural

About the Winning Mural: Artist Vivian Rosas’ mural meets the competition’s goals to: celebrate the local geographic environment and HPL’s commitment to sustainability.

The mural is vibrant, full of local nature and has a feeling of discovery. It represents diverse members of the community, physical activity and promotes a healthy relationship with nature. It exemplifies a commitment to sustainability, welcomes all members of the community and has a strong visual impact from a distance and up close.

Jocelyn Reynolds headshot photo.

About Artist Vivian Rosas: Vivian Rosas is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary illustrator, dancer, and muralist. Her work explores empowerment and diversity.

“I hope my mural will greet the community with a positive and uplifting energy as they arrive at the new Valley Park Branch and that it will continue to inspire the exploration of its vibrant natural surroundings.”


28 artists submissions
Six contenders on the shortlist
338 votes cast by public Aug 25-Sep 8

Jury Members

  • Guiliana Casimirri, Hamilton-Wentworth Green Venture
  • Tracey-Mae Chambers, Artist
  • Penny Gumbert, Local resident
  • Drew Hauser, Director, mcCallumSather
  • Shelly Hill, Urban Indigenous Strategy Hamilton
  • Kathy Lacasse, Heritage Green Community Trust
  • Jasmine Lazdins, Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Adam McCaughan, Architect, mcCallumSather
  • Ania Van Minnen, Hamilton Public Library, Manager of Valley Park
  • Nick Van Velzen, Hamilton Public Library Board of Directors, Chair
  • Brad Walker, City of Hamilton, Manager of District Operations

Advisors to the Jury:

  • Lorie Lee, Senior Leadership Support Manager
  • Nancy McPhee, Hamilton Public Library, Community Librarian

Non-voting attendees:

  • Dawna Wark, Director of Public Services – Branches
  • Paul Takala, Chief Librarian/ CEO

Read the Valley Park Public Art Jury Report.

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