Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jordi Bonet Murals at the Curtis Hospital in St Anthony, Newfoundland, August 2015

I met a traveler in a RV Park who talked about the Jordi Bonet Murals at the Curtis Hospital in St Anthony. They were installed at the rotunda at the entrance to the hospital in 1967. The mural is created in ceramics by Jordi Bonet from Montreal, who died only in his 40s, shortly after the hospital opened.

The Curtis Hospital followed from the work of the Grenfell Mission, that served the people of Newfoundland and particularly Labrador. The murals represent the people, nature and fauna of the region. Seeing these  murals was a high point of our travel. Everyone visiting L'Anse Aux Meadows should make a point of going to St Anthony and see these murals.

Inuit people of Labrador


Detail of the mural .. tracks of snowshoes



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