Nearly two hundred people attended the public event on July 11, 2018 to hear from curator Emmanuel Jarus, watch the one minute video submissions from six shortlisted Canadian and International artists. If you attended, thank you so much for participating!
The public had it's say and the selected artists are:
Hiroyasu Tsuri (TWOONE) - Mural Completed September 2018!
EL MAC and KWEST - Up next
In a collaborative approach with Evergreen and Friends of the Pan Am Path (FOPAP), and curatorial efforts by International Street Artist, Emmanuel Jarus, we endeavour to build upon our unique abilities to transform public landscapes into thriving community spaces.
Evergreen Brick Works has between 500,000 and 600,000 annual site visitors and is located between two wards of upwards of 120,000 residents, with a programming reach through the Don Valley of an additional 120,000 residents.
This ‘backyard’ represents some of the greatest cultural, ecological and economic diversity in Canada. With conditional support already in place from both Metrolinx and TRCA, the proposed project will involve painting the surface of large concrete pillars of Bridge 81 in the east parking lot of Evergreen Brick Works.
The pillars face both Bayview Ave and the Don Valley Parkway, and are viewed by tens of thousands of commuters daily. The project also acknowledges the strength, abilities, and reach of a leading Canadian artist, Emmanuel Jarus by positioning him in a curatorial role. Jarus will lead and facilitate the creative visioning for the project. FOPAP and Evergreen recognize the importance of creating space for a new generation of artists that can act as a catalyst for accomplishing amazing things.
ABOUT EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS
Since 1991, Evergreen has been facilitating change. Working with other city builders to convene, collaborate and catalyze ideas into action. Their teams connect with many stakeholders to lead with a mindset focused on solutions. They collaborate to develop innovative ideas and catalyze change by testing solutions, developing prototypes and scaling projects.
Through their award-winning suite of programs, they have actively engaged Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy urban environments in schools, public spaces, in housing and transit systems, and communities themselves.
Flourishing cities start here – at a site, in a neighbourhood, on the ground – where spaces become great places, and have a real and lasting impact, creating a better world for all.
We also acknowledge the abilities and reach of a leading Canadian artist, Emmanuel Jarus by positioning him in a curatorial role. Jarus will lead and facilitate the creative visioning for the project. Friends of the Pan Am Path and Evergreen recognize the importance of creating space for a new generation of artists that can act as a catalyst for accomplishing amazing things.
With conditional support already in place from both Metrolinx and TRCA.