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Tristan Whiston, Brigitte Lebel, and Roberta Della-Pica work on pebble mosaic

North Bay rallies to honour sexual assault survivors

Tristan Whiston, of Red Dress Productions, Brigitte Lebel, executive director of the Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing, and Roberta Della-Picca, of the Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew, place pebbles in a template for the Countdown Public Art Project in North Bay, Thursday. PJ Wilson/The Nugget

When Tristan Whiston and Andy Trull began holding workshops in Renfrew County to design and build memorials for sexual assault survivors, they weren’t sure what to expect.

“We were cautioned ‘you can’t count success by the number of people who come out,’” Whiston said Friday as he and Trull were getting ready to launch a project at Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre in North Bay.

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Three hands touch a small pebble mosaic monument

Ontario communities recognize sexual trauma through public art making

Residents of North Bay, Carleton Place, Brantford, and Peterborough will create 4 monuments to honour survivors of sexual violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO: What began as a request by one sexual assault centre in rural Ontario has evolved into a quest to dignify the experiences and visibility of survivors across the province. From February 28 to March 30, 2019, Toronto’s community arts non-profit Red Dress Productions will lead the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project — a series of pebble mosaic workshops to create monuments that honour survivors of sexual violence.

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Pebble Mosaic Workshop

Help create four new monuments honouring sexual assault survivors

Starting next month, we will be holding mosaic-making workshops in Lanark County, Peterborough, North Bay, and Brantford, Ontario, to build monuments honouring sexual assault survivors.

Join us! We would love for you to take part. Workshops are free and all are welcome.

February 28 – March 2, 2019

Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing

101 Worthington Street East, #11 (lower level)
North Bay, Ontario
705-840-2403
info@ameliarising.ca

March 6 – 8, 2019

Lanark County Interval House

All Nations Church 

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ArtBridges Award

Red Dress receives Remarkable Creativity! Award

ArtBridges Fourth Annual Recognition Awards showcase outstanding work in community arts across Canada in the areas of innovation, resilience, and creativity. We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the ArtBridges 2018 Remarkable Creativity! Award for Where There Is Smoke.

Of the reasons for nominating us, it was said:

“The magic of the artistic experience with Red Dress Productions is in no small part…. Through their empathy and remarkable creativity, they became, for us,

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