The City of Burlington has unveiled six local artists’ murals which will be on display in each of Burlington’s 6 wards
The local artist mural initiative is a new public art program designed to tell local stories using local artists. This year’s program commissioned six small to medium-scale murals throughout the city. These commissions were open exclusively to Burlington, Ont., artists. Free professional development opportunities were offered to assist artists with the application process and project development.
“The city’s public art collection is growing, thanks to engaged residents who shared ideas for mural locations and themes earlier this year,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “The city is grateful to the dedicated, local artists who brought these ideas to life around our city. We are pleased to be able to have these murals as part of the Burlington Public Art collection.”
A community jury of residents and artists representing each ward reviewed the proposals and selected the following artists:
* Judy Mayer-Grieve: King Road Underpass, Ward 1
* Claire Hall: Freeman Station, Ward 2
* Teresa Seaton: Amherst Park, Ward 3
* Hannah Sell and Liam Racine: Port Nelson Park, Ward 4
* Tamara Kwapich: Orchard Community Park, Ward 5
* Donna Grandin: Ireland Park, Ward 6
The mission of the city’s public art program is to bring artwork by both established and emerging artists to the city centre and the neighbourhoods throughout Burlington, Ont.