New public art, inspired by Victoria's heritage, hits city streets

The City of Victoria plans to unveil its latest public art project at a ceremony today.

The Hands of Time, by artist Crystal Przybille, is a series of 12 bronze sculpted hands representing elements of Victoria’s heritage. They vary in age, gender and culture and are engaged in various activities — from raising a tea cup to carving a canoe paddle.

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The public is invited to the Lower Causeway on the Inner Harbour from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The first sculpture in the series, called Holding a Mirror, will be unveiled on site.

A map of the remaining sculpture locations will be available at the ceremony, as well as online at

The Hands of Time commemorates the city’s 150th anniversary of incorporation. Przybille won the $100,000 commission through a juried competition.

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