The Anne and Maud Murals

The City of Pickering is celebrating the iconic Canadian Author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her many connections to the Durham Region. Two original murals have been created by artist Meegan Lim thanks to the generous funding of the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund.

About the artwork

The Culture and Community Programming Team in collaboration with Pickering Public Library, has developed two original murals celebrating the Anne and Maud Tourism experience which marks the partnership between the City of Pickering with the Township of Uxbridge, home of Lucy Maud. The mural illustrations reflect the Anne and Maud tourism route programs inspired by Anne of Green Gables featured at Pickering Museum Village. The murals highlight Pickering Library activations centered around the novels. They also commemorate the Pickering Museum Village as the filming location for many movies and television shows about the Anne of Green Gables books.

These Murals are Animated

Artist Meegan Lim has produced Augmented Reality (AR) Animations to accompany her Anne and Maud Mural artwork located on the south exterior wall of the Central Library, and on the exterior wall of the Conservator Building located at the Pickering Museum Village. The animations will be available for 12 months (January 2023 – December 2023) and can be viewed by downloading the free Artivive app onto your mobile device, and following the instructions below. These two original murals and AR animations have been created thanks to the generous funding of the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund.

QR code for augmented reality experience, Anne and Maud MuralsStep 1: Scan the QR Code to download the free Artivive App on your mobile device.

Step 2: Open the App and point the camera at the artwork with the icon.

Step 3: Animate the artwork to view this AR experience.

View the full instruction here!

Mural 1 - Anne and Maud Experience at the Pickering Museum Village

Anne and Maud Experience at the Pickering Museum Village

Mural 2 - Anne and Maud Experience at the Pickering Library

Anne and Maud Experience at the Pickering Library

Anne and Maud Experience background

The Anne & Maud Experience was launched in June 2021 as part of the Cultural Tourism Initiative. This experience gave fans of Anne and Lucy Maud Montgomery opportunities to explore various events, and discover Anne and Lucy-inspired food options around the region where some of the later Anne Shirley novels were written.  The Anne and Maud initiative also gained an agreement with the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. for 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'L.M. Montgomery' trademark rights. It inspired the creation of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Driving Trail and podcast in Uxbridge and the Anne chronicles podcasts in Pickering.

To know more about the initiative, please visit https://yorkdurhamheadwaters.ca/anne-maud/

About the artist

Meegan Lim (she/her) is an illustrator and emerging arts facilitator based in Brampton & Toronto. She is known for her detailed illustrations focusing on food and cultural identity, and the vast stories that exist within those intersections. She aims to create art that is inviting in its aesthetic, thoughtful in its research, and illuminating with its subject matter.

Artist website:  www.meeganlim.com

Funded by the Government of Canada