Photo by Daisy Wu
Building covered in a large star blanket pattern, of red, pink, white black and blue.
Artist(s): Kenneth Lavallee, Annie Beach

Star Blanket Project – Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

Completed: 2018

This mural is a part of Kenneth Lavallee’s Star Blanket Project, which first consisted of painting star blankets on buildings in Winnipeg’s North End. Many other star blanket murals have been created throughout Winnipeg and Brandon since then. The murals honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, this dedication coming from Lavallee learning more about the 1971 murder of Helen Betty Osborne. This star blanket encases a University of Winnipeg facility, the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, home to Indigenous education and cultural programming.

Sponsored by: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, University of Winnipeg, Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 511 Ellice Ave Winnipeg MB R3B 1Y8 Get Directions