Wonder Full

205 Gray Rd. The washroom at Rutland Lions Park

The Work

For this project, Jorden Doody lead a group of Rutland Senior Secondary students, through the process of collaborative mural production. The RSS students were thrilled to work one on one with Jorden to design and pitch a series of compositions to the city parks officials. Once they had an approved design, Jorden and the students set out on a weeklong summer painting workshop full of laughs and colour.

The Project

The Uptown Mural Project is a community-inclusive and educative urban-art initiative within the community of Rutland, Kelowna BC, organized by Uptown Rutland Business Association. This week-long event centered around the painting large scale urban murals. Each of the mural's locations has been strategically selected creating a short walking tour within the Rutland Business Improvement Area. The goals of this project are driven towards the beautification of Rutland, encouraging community involvement, increasing walkability within the business improvement area, and educating and inspiring youth through contemporary public art. The Uptown Mural Project is proudly supported in part with funding by the City of Kelowna

The Artist

Jorden Doody has been bringing art to the public for over 16 years. Her work explores how contemporary culture and the imagination are suspended between physical and digital realms, where they reconsider the presence, absence and authenticity of the virtual network. Blurring the boundaries between the rational and the absurd, the measurable and the metaphysical, Jorden strives to dislodge her creative practice from the dogma of single prescriptive understanding. She currently is finishing her MFA focusing on assemblage sculpture and murals. The RSS students were involved in every the of the process, from pitching designs to park officials to spending a week creating a mural full of fun and colour