From left: David Cheung and his sons Dudley and Lukas at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives on Tuesday.

Artist David Cheung looking for help for commemorative art project

Rocky Railway High project seeks to collect 5,000 pieces of art representing the thousands of Chinese Labourers that died while working on the Canadian Pacific Railroad through British Columbia.

Comtemporary artist David Cheung and his sons Dudley and Lukas were at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives on Tuesday to talk about Cheung’s Rocky Railway High art project and accept contributions for it.

The project seeks to collect 5,000 pieces of art representing the thousands of Chinese Labourers that died while working on the Canadian Pacific Railroad through British Columbia. The works will be buried in China to symbolize the workers’ return to their ancestral homeland.

Cheung and his sons are travelling throughout B.C. this month seeking contributions. They started in Vancouver, took the train to Kamloops and then drove to Revelstoke. They will now be making their way back to Vancouver along the route of the railway.

Submission forms are available at the museum or online at www.rockyrailwayhigh.com. Contributions can be dropped off at the museum where they will be returned to Cheung.