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: Permanent Exhibit
Artist: Laara Cerman
Artist Statement: Cedar Cone Rain Catcher is a CreateSpace public art activation by 2021 artist-in-residence Laara Cerman that interacts with nature to create rain chime sounds in the surroundings of Rose Park in Squamish, British Columbia.
CreateSpace Mentor: Winnie Truong
Winnie Truongis a Toronto based artist working with drawing and animation to explore ideas of identity, feminism, and fantasy and finding its connections and transgressions in the natural world.
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. Additional funding and support for this project by: Squamish Arts Council, Prince Rupert Community Arts Council, and Cassiar Cannery.