Call for Artists: collaborative mural project that pays homage to essential workers (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Eastern Edge Gallery is “seeking proposals for a public community mural in St. John’s, NL. The location is on Blackmarsh Road, a fence that surrounds the City Depot on Blackmarsh Road/Blackler Avenue.

This project is intended to express our gratitude to all essential workers (medical professionals and healthcare workers, food service workers, cleaning staff, local businesses, etc) who are taking care of us during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

With the collective support of arts organizations here in St. John’s, we will pay professional fees to engage artists. This project will not only be a public representation of our profound appreciation and thanks towards essential workers, but our way of supporting the artists in our community.

The mural is a multiple artist collaborative creation. The collective design process intends to pay homage to the collective efforts of our essential service workers across all sectors who worked tirelessly to ensure our needs are met during this current COVID-19 pandemic. The interpretation of this collectively will not be literal, but figurative. The design and execution will showcase our gratitude and respect while reinforcing cooperation and unity.

One artist will be selected per 4’ x 8’ wooden panel to create their mural on (horizontal orientation). This process will be done remotely, and all panels will then be affixed to the fence as a series of smaller murals representing a broad range of artists and interpretations of the theme.”

Deadline to apply is August 28th, 2020

For more information, please visit: https://easternedge.ca/call-for-artists-collaborative-mural/

-from Eastern Edge Gallery

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