Five monument unveilings will honour sexual assault survivors across Ontario (Red Dress Productions)

“The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project is a series of pebble mosaic workshops to create monuments that honour survivors of sexual violence.

Pebble mosaic monuments

From February to March 2019, Red Dress Productions, Amelia Rising Sexual Assault CentreLanark County Interval House, the Sexual Assault Centre of BrantKawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre collaborated with 300 residents in North BayCarleton PlaceBrantford, and Peterborough, Ontario.

Each community created a unique, six-foot diameter, pebble mosaic monument in tribute to sexual assault survivors. These four new monuments will be permanently installed and unveiled from May to July.

Benches for Eganville monument

In May, two benches for the Eganville Countdown monument will be unveiled. Nestled next to the mosaic in Centennial Park, they are the result of a collaboration with Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio.

Unveiling dates and locations

Brantford mosaic
Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00 p.m.
Brantford & District Labour Centre 1100 Clarence Street South, Brantford

Lanark County mosaic
Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 p.m.
Town Hall Square Park 15 Mill Street, Carleton Place

Eganville benches
Monday, May 27, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Centennial Park 1T0, Eganville

Peterborough mosaic
Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Millennium Park 130 King Street, Peterborough

North Bay mosaic
Friday, July 5, 2019 1:00 p.m.
Fisher Street Parkette Fisher Street, North Bay

About the Countdown Project

The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project was launched in 2016 after the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County invited Red Dress Productions to bring its vision into being.

Workshops were held with residents, municipal bodies, local partners, and artists in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, and Pikwàkanagàn First Nation to create the first four monuments.

The Countdown Project will continue into 2022. Visit our interactive map of Countdown mosaics across Ontario.

For more info, contact: info[at]reddressproductions.org”

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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