Earth to Table

Earth to Table

This mural represents the diverse cultures found in the West End, and shows how food brings us all together. In this park scene, various groups of family, friends and strangers gather to share food. This project was led by UManitoba Fine Arts student Amanda Ambrahams and 95 youth from summer programs contributed

KAYAK Mural

KAYAK Mural

This mural was part of a project by Creative Retirement, the making of “The Labyrinth of Lifelong Learning,” a mural also at this location. KAYAK is short for Kommunity and Youth Art Konsortium, which consisted of students from Mulvey school, Wolseley Family Place and from Art City, all who helped create this piece. The mural represents indigenous values and the medicine wheel. One panel reads; “All Nations Hold These Teachings.” Different coloured hands hold animals which represent different teachings. The last two panels show a heart and a sun. The heart consists of many faces within it, showing that love paves the path for all our relations. The sun is the provider of light and energy, and is filled with flowers which symbolize this life.

Lorfolk Lane

Lorfolk Lane

This fairy forest mural was commissioned by the BIA and completed in 2019 by ACAD students in partnership with Norfolk Housing Association. Fairy doors compliment this charming mural.

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The concept for Claire Coutts’ portion of the utility box project was in collaboration with Sylvia Arthur. While researching, discussing with people in the area and loitering by our location, Sylvia and Claire noticed similar things. The area has a lot of pedestrian foot traffic, but few people who aren’t in transit to somewhere else. Claire began to think about the contrast of public and private for residents in a downtown setting. She created these linocuts of hands involved in domestic activity in contrast to Sylvia Arthurs imagery of industrial cranes skyline buildings, bridging the gap between the visible and invisible in an urban setting.

Craft Tats

Craft Tats

The concept of this mural is a narrative one. The front is inspired by talented craft artists that enrich our city – A display of vibrant art goods. The side is all about the process of making. And the back is my own interpretation of what ornamentation means to me. This mural is also my response to Loo’s essay (Ornament and Crime), and to practice the act of permanent ornamentation. I treated this mural like a tattoo – bringing bold colours and design to the skin of the building (my own tattoo also makes a vague cameo).

The Chain

The Chain

Our inspiration for this one came from the natural initiatives happening in Edmonton, like the bee hotels seen around the city and the goats who eat noxious weeds in Rundle Park. We were interested in urban animals and our relationship to them in terms of navigating this urban space mutually. And of course, TrashCo is always interested in playing with mythology and urban legends, so we had to throw that into the design mix. With a nod to the Muttart Conservatory fans in the center.

Embrace the Journey

Embrace the Journey

This mural was created as part of the Nelson Beautification Project with The City of Brampton. The project included three murals throughout the downtown core including this one at The Downtown Brampton Transit hub that transformed the space with a vibrant artwork that injects colour, love and creativity into the daily commute.

The Readiness is All

The Readiness is All

Sergey Ryutin worked with the local community and as part of the design team to develop The Readiness is All, a temporary public artwork fin Thomson Family Park Working in conjunction with the Street Art Program for Youth, the mural considers both the cultural heritage of the site, and reflects the vision and desires of the community and the Thomson family.

Strength In Numbers

Strength In Numbers

Mural created with ArtStarts for the Junction region as part of the Graffiti Transformation project.
The underpass graced by this bike mural is a gateway for those heading to the Junction, but it’s a destination now, too. The 400-foot creation painted by seven artists over four weeks this summer turned a mundane slab of concrete into a giant uniting message: strength in numbers – a critical mass reminder for the city’s wide spectrum of cyclists.

Ours to Tell

Ours to Tell

A week spent with the art class of Royal Crown School inspiring some amazing students to create change, and inspire others. The three people are to represent the past (Harriet Tubman), the present (Obama) and the future (RCS Student’s), with a mirror in the center to show that it doesn’t take someone historic or famous to create change. Look in the mirror, YOU are the future of the black community!

Kingsway Community Event Mural

Kingsway Community Event Mural

This planned public event mural was painted in one day by volunteers from the Kingsway district of Edmonton, including softball players, police, local business reps, and passers by.
The Edmonton Kingsway BIA commisioned the mural as a giant paint by numbers where anyone could help paint. The group came together and completed the wall in just a few active hours.

Rowntree Mills Pathway mural

Rowntree Mills Pathway mural

This mural was painted through community consultation with Arts Etobicoke and four other mural artists; Yusra Mukhtar, Kaya Joan, Moises Frank and Hemangi Shroff (Please see their profiles for their part of the mural).
The mural was painted using outdoor exterior acrylic paints. The picnic blanket, the fruit basket and the hint of the Mad Hatter’s tea party are part of the theme of inviting the community to a welcoming space, to share each other’s company, good food and a little bit of magic.

By Ric Gendron

By Ric Gendron

This mural was created by Ric Gendron and assistants in 2022 on the side of Pharmasave Nelson.

“Ric Gendron is a “paint slinger” who creates expressive artworks that blend traditional Indigenous imagery with bold colors fields. As a member of the Arrow Lakes Band (Sinixt), he creates expressionist, strikingly colorful images that chronicle his experience, memory, history, journeys and identity. Gendron studied art at Cornish College of the Arts, the Eastern Washington University and in 1983 received his art degree from Spokane Falls Community College.”

In Our Nature

In Our Nature

*Please note: this was a temporary mural installation.
In our Nature is a community-minded multidisciplinary public art project that celebrates Women of Colour in the Scarborough community through five mural panel installations and musical performances. The murals will spotlight BIPOC women in Scarborough, who are active in community work, and feature them in a green space, changing the narrative around this group’s access, perceived safety and sense of belonging in public spaces. The artwork will purposefully degrade over time to reveal the underset images of the featured individuals beneath the greenery – their faces will be seen emerging from the ground. This is a 2021 City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project in partnership with Mural Routes, the E.W.O.C. Project, the Community Arts Guild and the Toronto Zoo.

The Wisdom Mural

The Wisdom Mural

The Wisdom Mural Project, installed on August 5th 2021, is a call to action to care for our planet. It was a two-year long journey, which sought to understand the depth to which ancestral teachings from Canada and around the world could strengthen our connection with and respect for Mother Nature.

All You Need is LOVE

All You Need is LOVE

As part of the The Bentway’s 2021 Community Incubation Program, I facilitated virtual workshops where participants learned basic techniques to prepare for the collaborative window mural. Based on the theme of community love, I created a fun and playful mural design with big, bold letterforms and intersecting shapes. Participants came out to paint and contribute to this massive window mural.