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The Watering Garden by Pechet and Robb Studio

The Watering Garden by Pechet and Robb Studio
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Artwork Description17' high watering can, 7 activator buttons and a special poem by Victoria's Poet Laureate, Carla Funk, called 'Invitation'.
Artwork StatementCelebrating the love of gardening in Victoria, a very large watering can sprinkles visitors with an array of surprising water jets. The project is both a children's water park and a sculpture. Both readings of the work references nurture, nature, and the value of enchantment in the public realm.

About Pechet and Robb Studio

DatesBill Pechet: 27-Nov-57 in Edmonton, AB & Stephanie Robb: 24-Feb-58 in North Vancouver, BC
Artist BioPechet and Robb is an interdisciplinary design studio with a background in both fine art and architecture. Since 1991, they have produced a portfolio of projects which include private residences, cemeteries, memorials, public art, commercial interiors, exhibitions, set designs and furniture.
Artist ResumeTheir work has been represented in both national and international publications and exhibitions. Their projects have recently received awards from both the American and Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture. In 2005 they were selected to represent Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Also in 2005, they received the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Innovation Award for Architecture for the Lakewood Residence.


Artwork TypeWater Feature
MediumBead-blasted stainless steel, copper rod trim, plc computer processor, air pumps, various spray heads, sandblasted granite, cast concrete and recycled concrete, ipe hardwood.
Unveiled dateJuly 17, 2007
Dimensions17' high x 25' long
Reference #2671
SiteBeacon Hill Park, Douglas and Simcoe.
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: By Jury - Open Competition
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: James Bay



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