Project 104 Mural Unveiling

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, the Project 104 High School Collective Arts Graffiti Team unveiled their latest series of murals at the Public Comfort Station in Crescent Park.

The murals were installed within the window cavities of the Public Comfort Station to cover up previous graffiti and vandalism. Cori Saas is with the Prairie South School Division and spoke about the murals that lead artist Emma Rowlinson along with Project 104 participants created.

“Emma started working on the project and site-specific,” says Saas. “She and I went back and forth on what is Crescent Park. She did some research with her mom and then talked with a historian. We wanted to make sure that the panels didn’t portray art that was colonial. It tells a story of the bridges, which was a neutral way to honour the site. When you put art on a location it stops the vandalism.”

Project 104 is a partnership between the Moose Jaw Police Service, Cori Saas with the Prairie South School Division, the City of Moose Jaw, and the Public Art Committee.

Since 2014, the MJPS has partnered with Project 104 to bring together students from the Prairie South and Holy Trinity Catholic School Divisions to allow them to display their artwork publicly while also replacing graffiti or vandalized areas of Moose Jaw.

“It was the perfect fit. It was an opportunity for the students to express their talent and to contribute to our community being better. It has met a lot of those targets that we have,” explains MJPS Chief Bourassa.

The MJPS covers the costs of the supplies and materials for each project. For this specific project, the City of Moose Jaw’s Public Art Committee assisted with some additional funding. A journeyman carpenter has partnered with the graffiti team to measure and cut the materials for free.

Since 2014, the arts collective has added murals in approximately 14 different locations around Moose Jaw.

For further information please contact:

Jay-D Haughton

Public Information and Strategic Communication Manager

Moose Jaw Police Service

21 Fairford St West

Phone: 306-513-7910