CreateSpace Public Art Residency is a national program designed in consultation with advisors from coast to coast, to provide emerging Black, Indigenous and racialized artists with the skills, relationships and practical experience needed to take their public art practice to the next level.
Project Type: Temporary Exhibit
Artist: Anna Jane McIntyre
Artist Statement: Project We! Project Oui! is a collaboratively created intergenerational & community-centred visual artwork that encourages diy imaginative play with minimal means and a “work with what you have” maker’s philosophy. The project celebrates the beauty of living in mixed communities with contributions from many different strengthening awareness and appreciation of the local ecology. One of the components of Anna’s project is a flag created in collaboration with Grade 1A & 1B students, including the artist's son Inigo, of École primaire St. Gabriel Elementary School in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montreal.
CreateSpace Mentor: Golboo Amani
Multi-disciplinary artist Golboo Amani is best known for her performance and social practice works. Amani often relies on familiar social engagements as a point of entry into her practice. Critical of systemic social patterns, the artist views social situations as ready-made sites for aesthetic intervention. Amani’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Creative Time Summit, Art Gallery of Ontario, Articule, XPACE Artist-Run Centre, Encuentro: Hemispheric Institute, Union Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, Rats9 Gallery, Rhubarb Festival, FADO Emerging Artist Series, TRANSMUTED International Festival of Performance Art (Mexico City), 221A Artist-Run Centre, and the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art.
The CreateSpace Residency is made possible by support from TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, the City of Toronto as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 – 2022, Partners in Art, MAWA, Canada Council for the Arts, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.