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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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Where There Is Smoke at UTSC

Where There Is Smoke: UTSC, December 4-5, 2018

Where There Is Smoke
an audio installation of work stories by female firefighters
December 4 & 5, 2018
Gallery 1265

SW209
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1265 Military Trail
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

During our residency at UTSC, we’ve been looking at the why and the how of our art-making process in order to invite students into this way of working.

Where There Is Smoke is a good fit because it relates to the work we’ve been doing in the Theatre &

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