Weathered is a public art project that is bringing awareness to the issue of substance abuse, addiction and overdose.
WHEN / August 24th - Sept 7th, 2020
WHERE/ Nathan Phillips Square
WHO / Artist (Jessica Okonski)
Street Health Toronto
Toronto Image Works
WHAT / Site specific public photography exhibition, showcasing a new body of work by Jessica Okonski. 36 vinyl
photographs will be installed on the pavement outside of NPS, of individuals shoes who have lost their lives to overdose death.
WHY / To spread awareness around overdose death, raise funds for Street Health Toronto, and increase donor
LIFE ON THE LINE
Life on the Line is a public art project on the Toronto TTC Subway (Line 1) that will exhibit work related to mental health.
WHEN / November 16th, 2020 - December 27th, 2020
WHO / 10 artists will be selected (call for submissions)
Organizations: Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto
Official retailer: Hard Feelings
Partners: Pattison, TTC, Unsinkable
WHAT / Public art and mental health awareness campaign that will exhibit ten unique works on Line 1. Posters will be available for sale online and in-store where 65-75% of all sales will be donated to the CMHA Toronto's Holiday Gift Program.
WHY / To showcase unique perspectives on mental health, raise
awareness and funds for the CMHA and their services.
THE INTERDEPENDENCE PROJECT
We are partnering with three homeless shelters in Downtown Toronto to produce the mural series Tagline:
The Interdependence Project, which will challenge the stigma and stereotypes that surround homelessness.
WHEN / Spring 2021
WHO / Artist (Young Jarus)
Organizations (Matthew House, Eva's Initiative for
Homeless Youth, Home's First Society)
WHAT / Three murals
WHY / To raise awareness for our partner organizations, create a 'call to action' to support their important work, and
dispel the myth that homelessness is a homogenous