Photograph by Bob Brink
by Jim Maunder
Dominion Memorial Market, St. John's
20 Lake Ave., St. John's, NL A1A 1H4
Jim Maunder was commissioned by Loblaw Properties Limited to create a sculpture commemorating the St. John’s Memorial Stadium (now occupied by a Dominion Store). The stadium was the 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena, hosting many sporting events and concerts. The last hockey game was played on April 4, 2001.
The uplifting figures represent the unity of people drawn together by the place - a celebration of community spirit.
Jim Maunder was born in St. John’s, NL. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, he has been making sculptures, drawings and paintings for over 30 years, including several large public sculptures in St. John’s and Port au Choix, NL. His work has shown in St. John’s, Halifax, Toronto, St. Catharines, Hamilton, New York and Tokyo, and is held in private collections in Canada and the U.S., as well as the collections of the governments of St. John’s, of Newfoundland and Labrador, and of Canada. His themes include an exploration of the complexities of the interaction between humans and the natural environment. Maunder currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario and spends part of his year in St. John’s. He is represented by the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s and TAG Gallery in St. Catharines. His website is www.jimmaunder.ca