Mural Routes and Variety Village are pleased to announce Jakarundi Graphics as the lead artists of the Variety Village Community Mural Project.
Jakarundi Graphics is an arts collective and visual arts studio based in Toronto. Skill-sharing, collaboration and community engagement are central to their collective art practice. The studio and its projects are always open to collaborators and mentees. The collective especially enjoys teaching accessible design and printing methods to people or groups who may not consider themselves artists.
Jakarundi Graphics makes art that always has a political or social end, beyond “art for art’s sake”. They value community arts partnerships as an important way of bringing art into everyday life, using art as a tool for education and mobilization, and propagating visual art as a platform for raising awareness on social and political issues. Jakarundi’s favourite mediums are illustration, printmaking and public art. They love making murals and political posters!
For the Variety Village Community Mural Project, Jakarundi Graphics is continuing a collaboration formed in 2021, between 3 artists with differing and complementary skills: Caitlin Taguibao, Lara Lucretia Mrosovsky, and Xuan-Yen Cao.
We look forward to working with Jakarundi Graphics for this mural project!