Popular artwork in Maffeo Sutton Park to be removed

Popular artwork in Maffeo Sutton Park to be removed

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The interactive and popular project titled the “Frame”in Maffeo Sutton Park will be removed on December 19th.

The project by local artist  Jason Gress was installed in the park in 2012 as part of the Temporary Outdoor Public Art program.

The City of Nanaimo says unfortunately, even with yearly maintenance, the wooden frame is now at a point that is beyond reasonable repair.

“This has become a popular attraction in Maffeo Sutton Park and it’s really unfortunate we have to remove it,” said Al Britton, Manager of Parks Operations.

“It was not built to be a permanent outdoor addition and, with the natural elements and the wear and tear of being in a popular park, its condition has become unsafe to stay up in the park.”

In the new year, Nanaimo City staff will bring forward a report to Council with options to either removing it from the City’s collection or replace the art piece.

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