It was a bit chilly outside, but the mood was warm as we unveiled this new ceramic, glass, and stone mosaic on the gate at Street Health yesterday afternoon – created with Street Health clients, staff, and community members, and led by Red Dress Productions artists Anna Camilleri, Tristan R Whiston, and Katie Yealland.
This project was so much fun, and the fun is going to continue with 8 more weeks of art-making at Street Health starting in May!
Thanks to the Government of Ontario,
This is your chance to share your experience – standout or workaday events or moments from the field, the community, or the fire hall. Together we’ll shape the stories that you want to tell into short narrative written or recorded art pieces — audio, visual, written or digital.
You don’t have to have any artistic experience. You will be led through the whole process by the professional artists from Red Dress Productions.
We are excited to announce a new and upcoming project! During summer 2018, Red Dress Productions will be immersed in “To The Table” — a multi-discipline artistic residency in Fred Johnson Park, in the heart of Scarborough Village. Through interactive workshops with community members, we’ll create a modular sculpture, and ephemera including small hand printed and stitched works, mosaics, and audio pieces. The shared experience we seek is take a common object – the kitchen table – and use it as a medium to explore inclusion,
Red Dress Productions presents
MILESTONE: Winchester Park Pebble Mosaic Project
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2017
Winchester Park, Toronto
UNVEILING ~ 2 p.m.
A DECADE of RED DRESS PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATION ~ 3 p.m.
Please join us for the unveiling of MILESTONE: The Winchester Park Pebble Mosaic — a new 12’ diameter pebble mosaic that explores what it means to live in Canada, on this part of Turtle Island, as an Indigenous person, a settler, or a newcomer,
Katie, Anna, Tristan and Doug are installing the Milestone Pebble Mosaic today! 29 (very heavy) pre-cast slabs built this summer in the park with community members will be assembled together to create one 12′ in diameter mosaic. Thanks to the crew at Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation for preparing the site for this new artwork.
SOMETHING NEW GROWS HERE
Bell Manor Park Pebble Mosaic Project
UNVEILING & RECEPTION
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
Please join us in unveiling Something New Grows Here — a new 12’ diameter pebble mosaic created with community members and inspired local stories about the Stonegate-Parklawn neighbourhood, its communities, and Bell Manor Park. Lead artist Anna Camilleri produced the pebble mosaic design, drawing inspiration from our community engaged arts process led by artists Tristan R.
We finished 5 community consultations where we discussed and made art around “what is means to live in Canada, on this part of Turtle Island, as an Indigenous person, a settler or a newcomer. Now, we are starting to build the mosaic in Winchester Park. We are building the mosaic upside-down, putting pebbles in sand inside a pre-built frame.