Open to Black youth ages 18-29 who identify as LGBTQ2S+, this program offers participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in mural-making, while also learning how to transition their artistic practices from the page onto the wall. Participants will also work alongside Curtia Wright to produce a temporary mural. Facilitated by visual artist and muralist Curtia Wright, On Site will feature 5 online learning sessions online and one week of on-site mural work.
The temporary on-site mural work will take place at Nia Centre, 524 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, using the construction hoarding that is currently in place. Murals will be drafted by participants and reviewed by Curtia who will provide feedback/support. Murals will be influenced by the themes within Curtia’s recent mural “Celebrating Queer Black Lives” presented in partnership with Steps Public Art.
Space is limited. Deadline to apply: July 9, 2021 | 11:59 pm
|Monday, July 19, 5-7pm||Introductions & Brief History of Mural Art and Black Artistic Expression|
|Monday, July 26, 5-7pm||Curtia’s Mural, “Celebrating Queer Black Lives”, Artistic Themes|
|TBC||Transitioning Your Artistic Practice to Public Art|
|Monday, August 9, 5-7pm||Preparing for On-Site Mural Work (Prep, Materials, Safety, Interactions with Public, etc.)|
|Week of August 16, 10-4pm||Scheduled Mural Work at Nia Centre, 524 Oakwood Avenue (time slots TBC)|
|Monday, August 23, 5-7pm||Responding to Mural Opportunities and/or Rending Your Work|
Curtia Wright is a multidisciplinary fine artist and mural artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her works delve into the spiritual and mental wellness of peoples of the African dysphoria; linking to mythology/folklore while disseminating what ‘fantasy’ means. Her work questions societies’ indoctrinated beliefs of what femininity and blackness are in relation to gender. Learn more on her website or follow her on Instagram.
August 24 - September 24, 2021
Nia Centre is proud to co-present the works of Jorian Charlton and Mallory Lowe as part of this exhibition
September 8 - October 20, 2021
6:00PM - 7:30PM
111Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
Explore your creativity through clay!
September 16 - 25, 2021
Celebrating the young people of the Rexdale & Regent Park neighbourhoods
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