Photo by Kris Friesen
Artist(s): Kris Friesen

Along the River During the Qingming Festival

Mural Routes Member(s): Kris Friesen Completed: February 2018

This is a contemporary mural interpretation of the scroll masterpiece Along the River During the Qingming Festival 清明上河圖. Located in Edmonton’s Chinatown, the mural was commissioned by the McCauley Revitalization.
Zhang Zeduan painted the original scroll ,also named Qingming Shanghe Tu, 900 years ago. Created during the prosperous Song Dynasty the original scroll shows daily life in the capital city Bianjing (now Kaifeng), one of the most urban areas in the world at the time.
The heart of this mural depicts a commotion caused by a river boat moving towards the Rainbow Bridge (虹橋Hong Qiao) with it’s mast still up. Onlookers everywhere shout and gesture, while those on the ship try to bring the mast down and steer.
This mural is 44 feet wide by 8 feet high and was painted in acrylic on aluminum composite panels.

For more information on this mural visit:
http://krisfriesen.com/along-the-river-qingming-festival-mural/

Color Mural Timelapse: Along the River During the Qingming Festival

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 10673 97th St NW Edmonton, AB T5H 2L7 Get Directions