Many Hands Make Light Work

Goings On

Dear Readers, Creative People, and Change-makers,

We haven’t posted here in a while but things haven’t been quiet at Red Dress Productions. We’ve been working with partners on imagining the framework for three new interdisciplinary projects — one of which is beginning this fall — we’re entering a mentorship with a York University Community Arts student, and we’ve been grant writing to support our creative endeavours.

We’ve also been widening our view to more deeply consider how to sustain our work —

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Inkling Incubator

The Sherbourne Health Centre Mosaic


June 2011
18’ long x 8’ high

Many Hands Make Light Work: a partnership between Sherbourne Health Centre and Red Dress Productions. 300+ community members contributed to the conceptual development and building of this mosaic between January and June 2011. At 12 community consultations, we brainstormed, we told stories, and we made art with a range of materials including pastel and foam plate printing on fabric and paper. At the end of each consultation,

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Photos from our Unveiling and Reception on June 21, 2011

200+ contributors and community members celebrated the unveiling of the Sherbourne Health Centre Mosaic. Thanks for making it such a joyous occasion. A plaque recognizing the artwork’s title, and all project contributors and supporters will be installed in September 2011.
Thanks to Heidi Cho and Boyd Kodak for unveiling and reception still photography (pictured in this post); gracious event host Clare Nobbs; speakers Skye Louis (Neighbourhood Arts Network), Loree Lawrence (Ontario Arts Council), and Doug Kerr and Suzanne Boggild (Sherbourne Health Centre);

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