Countdown Public Art Legacy Project

Pebble Mosaic Workshop

Honouring survivors of sexual violence

28 February–30 March 2019: Help us create four new monuments throughout the province of Ontario.

The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project creates pebble mosaic monuments to honour survivors of sexual assault. The first of its kind in Canada, the project launched in 2016 after the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County invited Red Dress Productions to bring its vision into being.

Workshops were held with residents, municipal bodies, local partners, and a team of artists in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, and Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, Ontario. Over 100 sketches were generated and discussions ensued about sexual violence in our communities and the desired ripple affects from the project.

“My hope is for the project to spread to other communities in the county and beyond — to root our intentions and activisms to end sexual violence and tangibly connect people across geographic and cultural communities.”

— Project contributor

Along with the support of Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio, and created in collaboration with 400 residents, four mosaics were realized and unveiled at a series of events on Saturday October 15, 2016.


Photos

View project images on Flickr

News

Funders and supporters: It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-based Violence Strategy (Ontario Arts Council), Toronto Arts Council, MorenaMedia, Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio, Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County