Red Dress Productions

INSPIRE AWARDS, 2018

RDP was honoured to be nominated for an “Inspire Award” on Friday Night; the awards, now in their 8th year, honour the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community in the GTA.  RDP was amongst an incredible list of nominees in the Inspiring Community Group of the Year category: the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); YMCA Sprott House; 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations. Congratulations to Rainbow Railroadthe 2018 recipient of the  award,

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WHERE THERE IS SMOKE: The Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project

WHERE THERE IS SMOKE
Installation and Reception
Saturday June 16, 2018
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St., Hamilton, ON

An interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.

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A group of people stand in front of a metal gate. At the top of the gate is a mosaic artwork with the words Street Health and a series of people.

STREET HEALTH Artwork unveiled!

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,

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A group of women firefighters dressed in full firefighting gear walk down the road together.

Attention Women Firefighters – Tell your story!

The Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project (WFNVP) knows that women firefighters are making a difference in our communities every day.

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.

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The image is of a park in winter. In the foreground, a signs reads "Fred Johnson Park"; the sky is grey and overcast, the trees have no leaves and the garden is dormant.

To The Table

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,

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A detail of an in-ground pebble mosaic showing the image of a turtle

Unveiling of Milestone: Winchester Park Pebble Mosaic Project

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,

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Katie, Doug and Tristan carry a pebble mosaic slab.

Milestone installation

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.

 

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