Kate and Molly

Wanda Lock
June 20, 2022 to June 8, 2023
Satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

This installation features new paintings by Lake Country-based artist Wanda Lock. Spanning almost 40ft long and 8ft tall, this immersive work provides an underlying narrative that invites us to examine Lock’s characteristic painterly language. The title, Kate and Molly, references a classic soliloquy involving Molly Bloom, a fictional character from the 1922 novel Ulysses, and Kate Bush’s 1989 song, The Sensual World, all centered around an iconic seed cake. Loaded with both literary and cultural references, these atmospheric paintings conjure up images of romance and fantasy.



An Okanagan local, Wanda Lock began her formal training in the arts at the Okanagan University College in Kelowna and then the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver. Since graduating in 1992, Lock has established herself as an important part of the Okanagan arts community. Her work has been showcased at the Kelowna Art Gallery three times and a number of her works are part of the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection.



Join us as we find out more about the latest piece installed in our Satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW). Lake Country-based artist Wanda Lock tells us more about the processes involved with creating this site-specific work.


Wanda Lock, Kate and Molly, 2022, mixed media on coroplast.

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