Where There Is Smoke: The Women Firefighter Visibility Project (Hamilton)

“An interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.

In a series of arts-based workshops and interviews in Toronto, Hamilton, and throughout Southern Ontario, 30+ women firefighters, with 1 to 25 years of experience, engaged with artists from Red Dress Productions to craft the stories that are the root of this exhibition.

Red Dress Productions led this arts engagement project, a partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Red Dress Productions is a professional arts organization that works with/in communities to create interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. Red Dress Productions artists: Anna Camilleri, Tristan R Whiston, Wy Joung Kou, and Aidan Morishita-Miki.”

For more information, please visit: https://reddressproductions.org/

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