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1904 – 2004: The Growth of a Town

From its humble beginnings as a small pioneer settlement in the 1780s to its incorporation in 1904, Sussex has come a long way. This mural reflects Sussex, that was named in honour of the Duke of Sussex, son of King George III, in a journey through time. It shows the growth of a town that proudly celebrated its centennial in 2004. The artist: Peter Bresnen – born in Montreal, Quebec, now residing in Halifax, NS – received a diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design in 1976, and later his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1981. He has been painting murals since 1981, mostly in Eastern Canada. In 1988 he was one of 3 successful artists to paint a mural in Chemainus, BC. Previous to his career as a mural painter, he was a traditional painter of landscapes, seascapes and architectural subjects and had various solo exhibitions.


  • 30 Leonard Drive
    Sussex, N.B
    E4E 5T5