Arts Etobicoke, Mural Routes, the STEPS Initiative, and artist Bareket Kezwer present Augmented Representations: The North Etobicoke Mural Project. A Signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto, StreetARToronto (StART) and supported by Toronto Pearson International Airport, the project is a summer-long, collaborative mural project in North Etobicoke.
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.