Augmented Representations: the North Etobicoke Mural Project

Arts Etobicoke, Mural Routes, the STEPS Initiative, and Womxn Paint present Augmented Representations: The North Etobicoke Mural Project. The project is a series of workshops and training with local community and artists, leading to a summer-long, collaborative mural project in North Etobicoke. A Signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto, a City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto Partnership Project, and supported by Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The mural series will blend together current and historic narratives to embody the voices of community members. Artists and participants weave together images inspired by Indigenous narratives, personal experiences of local residents, and the landscape of the Humber River into a collection of meaningful and vibrant visuals. The project will be a chance for neighbours to get know each other, gather with friends and family, share their stories, while learning the art of mural – making!

Artists Bareket Kezwer, Mique Michelle, Moises Frank, and Rob Matejka will lead youth, adults, and seniors through the design and painting of three separate but interlocking murals through a series of workshops called Mural School. The workshop series will guide participants through safety measures, the steps of design, and painting process of large scale pieces. No experience is required, but a passion for arts is strongly encouraged!

Located along the retaining walls of Finch Avenue between Islington and Kipling. The project runs from May to July 2019.

Timeline of Events

May 6-June 17: Introduction to Mural Art by Mural Routes, at Humber College North Campus

June 11 & 26: Health & Safety workshops for Muralists in North Etobicoke at Albion Library

July 8-12: Volunteer on the Community Collaborations mural – e-mail rysia@muralroutes.ca if interested!

July 28: Mural Unveiling Event – timing TBA

Follow the mural on social #ARMural2019

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto, this project is being produced and created in partnership with the City of Toronto, StreetARToronto (StART), and supported by Toronto Pearson International Airport.

        

This project is led by Arts Etobicoke and in partnership with Mural Routes, The STEPS Initiative and Womxn Paint.

                               

Mural Routes would like to acknowledge the ongoing  support of Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.