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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Cool Gardens installation, Shovel Garden by Nadi Design. Photo by Jacqueline Young.

Shovel Garden

Architecture Design Nature & outdoors Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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La Maison des artistes visuels francophones

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English.


Shovel Garden provides a cooling effect for Winnipeggers, reminding them about the first snowfall in October to the gloomy temperatures that rival (and exceed) the planet Mars. Shovels are positioned in a one-by-one meter grid and hauntingly stand like soldiers waiting for the first snowfall—a chillingly cheeky reminder of how cold Winnipeg can get. The monochromatic snow shovels act as an iconic reflection of winter.

Shovel Garden is designed by Winnipeg’s Nadi Design. Presented by StorefrontMB and The Forks, Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that celebrate the interface between nature, art, architecture, urbanism and design.


Storefront Manitoba

Storefront Manitoba is dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of architecture, design and the built environment. Storefront promotes critical discussion, exploration and celebration of urbanism and design culture. It offers an accessible wide range of programming to the broader community, while also working to support discussion and cross-pollination within the design community itself.


David Penner

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