The Downtown Traffic Box Art Pilot Project is being led by the City of Brampton’s Cultural Services department with support from Public Works and Engineering. The pilot project seeks to explore placemaking through artistic activations of traffic and utility boxes at street corners throughout the city.
Project Type: Temporary Exhibit
Artist: Amye St. John
Calm from Amye’s “Brief Enclosure” explores the possibilities of nature in her home, giving a glimpse into her family life in a happier and more relaxed state. What if the small apartment we live in had flowers for wallpaper and we had flowers in our hair? A window into a better environment to be stuck in during a pandemic in Brampton.
“I was feeling a bit trapped in my box of an apartment during a pandemic with my lovely family and wanted to find a way to make living in a box a bit happier for all of us in a very stressful time… I love the idea that some of my installations have made it to a more public and permanent space because it will hopefully inspire some happy and calm feelings in other people’s lives.”
About the Partner
City of Brampton
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful.
The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency
The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency is a unique organization incubating under the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connecting the sector through the provision of a range of programs, services and resources. We are a key partner in delivering the City’s ambitious vision for arts, culture and creative industries as articulated in the City’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.
The Downtown Traffic Box Art Pilot Project is also supported by My Main Street funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.