Honouring survivors of sexual violence
“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.”
— The Countdown Public Art Project contributor
The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project creates public art monuments to increase awareness of gender-based and sexual violence.
In 2016, Red Dress Productions, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County, and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio — together with 400 members of Renfrew County, Ontario — realized the Countdown Public Art Project: the creation of four mosaics honouring survivors of sexual violence. The works were installed in Eganville, Pikwakanagan First Nation, Pembroke, and Killaloe, Ontario.
Between February and June 2019, we will create four new mosaics throughout the province.
- Two community arts gatherings will support assault survivor monuments
- Announcing the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project honouring survivors of sexual violence
- Countdown Project Unveilings on October 15, 2016
- Countdown Project Debrief Gatherings in Killaloe and Pembroke, Ontario in December!
- Commemoration.com article about the Countdown Project
- Ottawa Citizen article about the Countdown Project
- Installation of the Countdown Public Art Project
- More Production Photos from the Countdown Project
- Making the Countdown Public Art Project
- Countdown Project Time Lapse Video by Katie Yealland
Funding generously provided by It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-based Violence Strategy (Ontario Arts Council).