A Mural About Belonging

A Mural About Belonging

We Made Our Mark!
Aug 31 2017 - 2:30pm
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Neruda Arts is pleased to add a new mural to the streetscape in Downtown Kitchener this summer.

 

This 150 foot mural tells our story of belonging.  Recognizing Canada as a nation of immigrants living on Indigenous land, this mural explores Indigeneity, multiculturalism and Canadian identity.   It is a celebration of equity, social justice, and respect for cultural diversity on this land we all call home.

 

The mural has been developed through the input and talents of over 150 members of our community, led by our talented local and international professional artists:

 

 

The mural design came about through the collaboration of these diverse professionals following a series of community consultations.  Between June 6 and June 16, 2017, the mural was erected and painted inside at the K-W Granite club – Rink in the Park, at 99 Seagram Drive.

 

91 members of the community volunteered their time to help paint the piece at special sessions led by our professional artists, and dozens more visited the site to learn about our process and the stories behind this new art work.

 

Later this summer, the mural will be installed on Charles Street (between Cedar and Cameron) in Downtown Kitchener.  Information about a community celebration will be posted shortly.  Please watch our social media feed and this website for more details.

Mural in Pictures!