Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Winchester Park Public Art Project | Dispatch #3

During our first visit to Winchester Junior and Senior Public School we had the opportunity to work with educator Lee Hicks, and his classroom of remarkable young people.

Among the spring-inspired selfie puppets created are: seed man, guardian of the flowers, protector of dogs, and a hummingbird. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Emmanuel College, University of Toronto Public Art Project

A few images of the recently completed collaborative project with folks at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. The artwork is yet to be titled. 

75+ community members contributed to the conceptual development and building of the artwork, with the support of the artistic team both in community consultations and open studio sessions. Many thanks to Greg Powell for outreach and coordination support, and for approaching Red Dress Productions to begin with.

Red Dress Productions Artistic Team
Anna Camilleri -  Designer and Lead Builder
Tristan R. Whiston - Co-Lead Artist
Katie Yealland - Associate Artist, Photographer
Chantelle Gobeil - Associate Artist

Mixed Media Diptych
stone, smalti,vitreous glass, porcelain, and grout on cradled plywood
5' 6" h x 2' w x 2 panels

The Winchester Park Public Art Project | Dispatch #2

As we move forward into this (multi-arts, multi-community, multi-year) project inspired and based upon the stories and artistic discoveries found within the Winchester Park neighbourhood, we've begun to populate a dimensional neighbourhood map with the real and fantastical, the past and the present, and with our histories and imaginations.

ISIS Canada Community Art Weekend

Following The Art of Collaboration, our public lecture on Friday March 28, Tristan and I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating a community art weekend with the 40+ staff and students at ISIS Canada. 

Through a two day creative process, we adventured through a layered process toward creating and presenting collaborative art, along with meeting some of the challenges and inquiries through discussion, reflection, and consensus building. 

Here, we'd like to share some of what emerged:

paper collage

paper collage