Tristan Whiston, of Red Dress Productions, Brigitte Lebel, executive director of the Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing, and Roberta Della-Picca, of the Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew, place pebbles in a template for the Countdown Public Art Project in North Bay, Thursday. PJ Wilson/The Nugget
When Tristan Whiston and Andy Trull began holding workshops in Renfrew County to design and build memorials for sexual assault survivors, they weren’t sure what to expect.
“We were cautioned ‘you can’t count success by the number of people who come out,’” Whiston said Friday as he and Trull were getting ready to launch a project at Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre in North Bay.
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Residents of North Bay, Carleton Place, Brantford, and Peterborough will create 4 monuments to honour survivors of sexual violence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO: What began as a request by one sexual assault centre in rural Ontario has evolved into a quest to dignify the experiences and visibility of survivors across the province. From February 28 to March 30, 2019, Toronto’s community arts non-profit Red Dress Productions will lead the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project — a series of pebble mosaic workshops to create monuments that honour survivors of sexual violence.
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In December, Mark Jones of the Valley Gazette interviewed Red Dress Productions on the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project’s history, purpose, and process in creating Ontario monuments that honour sexual assault survivors.
Please read Renfrew County initiative extended across the province (PDF, 319 KB).
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Starting next month, we will be holding mosaic-making workshops in Lanark County, Peterborough, North Bay, and Brantford, Ontario, to build monuments honouring sexual assault survivors.
Join us! We would love for you to take part. Workshops are free and all are welcome.
February 28 – March 2, 2019
Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing
101 Worthington Street East, #11 (lower level)
North Bay, Ontario
March 6 – 8, 2019
Lanark County Interval House
All Nations Church
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ArtBridges Fourth Annual Recognition Awards showcase outstanding work in community arts across Canada in the areas of innovation, resilience, and creativity. We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the ArtBridges 2018 Remarkable Creativity! Award for Where There Is Smoke.
Of the reasons for nominating us, it was said:
“The magic of the artistic experience with Red Dress Productions is in no small part…. Through their empathy and remarkable creativity, they became, for us,
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