Painting the Town: Mural Workshop with Chief Lady Bird and Aura

Youths in our community have something to say about our colonial legacies and improving our ways of living together here on Nipissing territory. So they have invited two celebrated artists – Chief Lady Bird and Aura – to facilitate the creation of a public mural through conversations and visual arts production. Young artists, especially from Indigenous communities, are invited to drop-in or linger for this free public mural painting workshop, over the weekend of October 27-29th 2017 at White Water Gallery (122 Main St E).

Emerging artist Paige Linklater-Wong says, “The voices of Indigenous youths need to be heard if we are going to heal as a community and find good ways to move forward together.” The storytelling process facilitated by Chief Lady Bird and Aura will inspire the mural design, reflecting their distinctive artistic style (combining contemporary and customary practices). The design will be outlined on panels that young artists will paint, and include sections that can be painted by community members at the Gallery Hop in November. The panels will then be installed in a high-profile location in downtown North Bay.

Click the link below to view the video documentation of the process: