Countdown Public Art Project

In 2016, RDP produced and led the Countdown Public Art Project in partnership with The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County and the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio, engaging multiple communities in Renfrew County to create the first permanent monument in Canada to recognize survivors of sexual violence, and to increase regional awareness of sexual violence.

Community members, professional artists, and sexual violence professionals came together to imagine, build, and install a pebble mosaic public monument in Eganville Centennial Park, and three smaller “sister” monuments – Pembroke WSAC, Killaloe Station Park, Pikwakanagan First Nation – through collaborative artistic practices unveiled in October 2016. Renfrew County, Ontario.