Photo by Daisy Wu
A black woman wearing a red, brown and neon green detailed fabric is stood holding a cigarette. She stands in between two large trees, with several birds flying above her. The painting is boardered by red squares with a white outline, and yellow dots within them.
Artist(s): Esther Calixte-Bea

Welcome to Canada

Completed: 2021

This mural, depicting a black-indigenous woman, addresses Canada’s history of erasure Black & Indigenous stories and culture. The woman is seen smoking a cigarette in front of a natural landscape with birds above her head. She wears a garment with details of maple leaves on it. The yellow circles inside white squares is a symbol that was created by the artist and represents unity, but also the feeling of being stuck, spinning, and being controlled and blind.

Sponsored by: Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival, Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, West Broadway BIZ, and Signex Manufacturing.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 705 Broadway Winnipeg MB R3G 0X2 Get Directions