Monday, October 24, 2016

Countdown Project Unveilings on October 15, 2016

Thank you to all who came out to the October 15th monument unveilings in Eganville, Killaloe, and Pikwakanagan First Nation. All photos in this post by Maureen MacMillan.

THE COUNTDOWN PUBLIC ART PROJECT is a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario to create a permanent public art monument to honour survivors of sexual violence – the first of its kind in Canada.

This community-wide initiative aims to create public spaces for survivors, and invites vital, but often private, conversations to be more public so that communities can heal from collective trauma, gain insight, and move towards a world free from sexual violence. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Installation of the Countdown Public Art Project

We set out to create one public art monument in Renfrew County to honour survivors of sexual violence, but several communities wanted to host the monument, so the project evolved to include the creation and production of one large monument and three "sister" monuments.

We've completed installation of the Pikwakanagan First Nation and Killaloe sister monuments, and we're currently working on the massive Centennial Park installation in Eganville.

   Sister Monument Unveiling programs

   Thursday October 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
   Women's Sexual Assault Centre, PEMBROKE

   Saturday October 15, 2016, 10 a.m.
   Station Park, KILLALOE

   Saturday October 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
    Pikwàkanagàn Health Centre, Pikwàkanagàn First NatioN

Saturday October 15, 2016, 1 p.m.
Centennial Park, EGANVILLE, ON

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall, 14 Bonnechere St.