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Sandeep Johal Mural T-Shirt
Sandeep Johal Mural T-Shirt
Sandeep Johal Mural T-Shirt
Uptown Rutland Mural Project

Sandeep Johal Mural T-Shirt

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Artist: Sandeep Johal
  • Unisex sizing
  • Centre logo on front; centre shoulder height logo on back
  • Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colours. Non-chlorine bleach only. Tumble dry low, medium iron. Do not iron decoration and do not dry clean.
  • Model is 5'7" and wearing a size small

A note from the artist about the painting:

My parents immigrated to Canada from India with my siblings in the early 70s. I was born soon after in Kelowna General Hospital and grew up in Rutland South (from K-12 through to my first post-secondary degree at UBC-O formerly OUC). I spent a lot of time in Rutland, from Sundays at the Sikh Temple with my family to five years as a part-time Youth Care Worker at Rutland Boys and Girls Club.

At that time, Rutland had the reputation of being a bit rough and tumble, but on return visits through the years, I’ve seen it transform and I believe Uptown Murals will be a positive turning point in its continued transformation.

Public art has drastically changed the landscape of the neighbourhood I currently live in. Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, a neighbourhood with a historically similar background to Rutland, has become the recent anchor of Vancouver Mural Festival. For the past three years, VMF murals have transformed the neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery by unleashing mostly local talent on un(der)utilized spaces like alleyways and nondescript walls.

I paint murals because they’re accessible to the public, activate and beautify space, engage people with their environment, boost local small business, and foster a sense of community pride and joy.