“Red Dress Productions is pleased to announce Milestone: The Winchester Park Pebble Mosaic
From July to October, Red Dress Productions will invite community members to contribute to creating a new 12’ in diameter pebble mosaic artwork for Winchester Park that asks: What does it mean to live in Canada, on Turtle Island, in 2017, as an Indigenous person, a settler, or a newcomer? A milestone marks a place from which one can look both forward and backward. It can signal an intention, a redress — a place to learn from and grow toward.
Through a series of arts-based workshops, we’ll develop ideas with community members, and Red Dress Productions will present a pebble mosaic design and invite your feedback. In August and September, we’ll build the pebble mosaic together, and on October 14, we’ll unveil it. All workshops are free, and no experience is required.
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Since 2005, Red Dress Productions has created 15+ visual public artworks in Toronto, and across Ontario, working with 4000+ community members. Recent projects include Promise in the Park, a 4-year project in Toronto’s Wellesley/Sherbourne neighbourhood that has seen 5 new permanent art installations, including a permanent pebble mosaic in Winchester Square Park, and Drift Seeds, a multidisciplinary performance, and the Countdown Public Art Project in Renfrew County, Ontario that produced four connected public artworks in Eganville, Killlaloe, Pembroke, and Pikwakanagan First Nation.
Similar to the process that developed the Cornerstone Mosaic in lower Winchester, we’ll develop ideas with community members and through a series of arts-based workshops Red Dress Productions will present a pebble mosaic design. In August and September, in local workshops and in the park we’ll build the pebble mosaic together, and on October 14, we’ll unveil it. All workshops are free, and no experience is required. In July we are holding 4 local community consultation meetings:
Wed July 5th, 6-8pm @ St. James Town Community Corner, 200 Wellesley Street East
Thu July 6th, 6-8pm @ Diane Frankling Co-op, 85 Bleecker Street
Mon July 10th, 6-8pm @ Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne Street
Tuesday July 11th, 6-8pm @ Hugh Garner Co-op, 110 Ontario Street”
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