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She Wolf

Left: She Wolf up close Top right: Information Plaque. Bottom right: Full view of She Wolf .Photos: Amelia Smerchynsky.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Looking to find the most controversial piece of artwork that can be found on the Brock university campus? Well you have found it. The She Wolf statue, otherwise known as “The Bullet” and “The Cannon” by Brock employees and students is located in the center of the traffic circle in front of both Brocks iconic Schmon Tower and the Arnie Lowenberger residence.

 

The exterior of the statue is made up of copper while the interior is wooden. It forms the shape of a bullet casing with an outside shell and a hollow inside.

 

The statue is known to be an active central meeting place for student lovers, friendly hangouts and drunken debauchery. Because of its controversial meaning throughout campus it has been the target of many graffiti incidents and vandalism.

 

With the name “She Wolf”, the piece of artwork has been described as a missile, a weapon of mass destruction, there has been known to be a connection with the legend of Romulus and Remus, the sons of Mars who were Gods of War who were raised by a She Wolf.

 

Surroundings

 

Arnie Lowenberger Residence: Traditional Residence, named after the universities first residence director and former athletic director

 

Rosalind Blauer Center for Child Care: Daycare centre for members of the Niagara Region community

 


Photo Gallery

 


 


TripClip Audio File

(more about TripClips...)

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Click to play or download the she wolf TripClip (mp3 format).

This destination is also part of the TripClip tour entitled

Brock University Walking Tour.
 

 


Hours of Operation

Dawn to Dusk

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:
 

Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403 W go 20.8 km

Keep left to continue on Queen Elizabeth Way, follow signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie go 51.5 km

Take the exit onto ON-406 S toward Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne go 11.3 km

Take the Regional Road 71/Saint David's Road W exit go 450 m

Merge onto St David's Rd go 750 m

Continue onto Isaac Brock Blvd N go 300 m

Turn right onto Meter Rd go 130 m

Turn right Destination will be on the left


From Erie:

 

Head east on Municipal Centre Dr go 96 m

Take the 1st right to stay on Municipal Centre Dr go 110 m

Turn left onto Buffalo Rd go 190 m

Turn right onto Garrison Rd go 450 m

Take the 2nd left onto Pettit Rd/Regional Rd 118 go 1.9 km

Turn right onto Gilmore Rd/Regional Rd 19 go 400 m

Merge onto QEW/Queen Elizabeth Way via the ramp to Toronto go 27.1 km

Take exit 32 for Thorold Stone Road/Regional Road 57 toward Thorold go 290 m

Turn left onto Thorold Stone Road go 5.5 km

Continue onto ON-58 N (signs for Thorold/Ontario 406) go 3.1 km

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Road 71/Saint David's Road go 1.4 km

Turn left onto St David's Rd/Regional Road 71 go 550 m

Continue onto Isaac Brock Blvd  go 300 m

Turn right onto Meter Rd go 130 m

Turn right Destination will be on the left

 

Statue located in the middle of the traffic circle

 


Historical

 

The She Wolf was installed at Brock University in 1992 as part of the Teutloff Collection sculpted by Ilan Averbuch.

 

It has caused a lot of controversy due to the fact that it is not a Canadian piece of artwork and the Women’s Studies department wanted it removed because the Latin name for She Wolf means prostitute. People were also upset due to its shape due to the fact it resembles a missile.

 

 


Further Information

 

Reference 1 

http://brocku.ca/

 

Reference 2 

http://www.brockpress.com/

 

Reference 3

 

Facilities

public restrooms, vending machines and public food courts are available throughout campus

Admission Fee

Free Parking $7.00

Accessibility

no

Address

St. Catharines, Ontario

Telephone

905-688-5550

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1194029
Longitude -79.2490571

Administration

Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1
Tel 905-688-5550

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