Gateway to Regina
Regina Gateway is a sculpture installed at the intersection of Regina Avenue and Lewvan Drive. The installation marks this intersection as a significant entry point into Regina. In 2009, the artists Jyhling Lee and Paul Raff won a national competition for the City of Regina to commission of this artwork.
Regina Gateway is 17 monolithic forms arranged in a sweeping arc across the horizon. The arc, broken by Regina Avenue, creates a gateway with historical and geographic narratives. The physical structure of the sculpture is reminiscent of the spine of the buffalo that once roamed the prairies. The polished sides of the monoliths trace the path of the sun on June 21st, summer solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, and a reference to Saskatchewan’s agricultural history.
Regina Gateway was completed, installed and added to the Civic Art Collection in 2011.