Public Art Advisory Committee

Be a part of the Gateway Mural Project!  

The Bowen Island Gateway Mural is a project of the Bowen Island Municipal (BIM) Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) and is a painted mural on sixteen wood panels that will be installed on the lock block wall in Snug Cove as a welcoming and inviting entrance to Bowen Island for all to enjoy. The thematic focus of the work is nature-based, with a particular emphasis on local flora and fauna. Three local artists, Paula Love, Di and Sarah Haxby, have been contracted to create an artwork that they wish to interweave with community spirit. The artists engagemed the community, including offering a survey to all residents and participation opportunities to local artists, young and old. 

Go to the link provided for ongoing updates and information regarding the Gateway Mural Public Art Project.

Public Art Advisory Committee

Purpose of the Committee

To provide Council with advice and recommendations, using the Public Art Program and Policy as a guide, with the goal of integrating art into public spaces throughout Bowen Island. The Committee will incorporate best practices to build cultural vibrancy on the island, strengthen our community identity and civic pride, honour, preserve and encourage our cultural heritage and artistic diversity, and assist with community planning, economic development and cultural tourism opportunities.

Committee Members

  • Scott Massey, Chair
  • Mary Lynn Machado, Vice Chair
  • Philip Dion
  • Councillor Maureen Nicholson
  • Jami Scheffer, The Hearth Executive Director
  • Greta Smith, Bowen Island Arts Council Board Member
  • Gillian Drake, Manager of Recreation and Community Services

Governing Documents

Terms of Reference

Video Recordings

BIM YouTube Channel

Agendas and Minutes



Reference Documents

Last Updated on 2021-12-14 at 12:46 PM