Artist (Jessica Okonski)
Organizations (GRASP - Grief Recovery After Substance Passing)
Photography Installation of photographs of 36 individuals shoes who have lost their lives to the opioid crisis in Ontario. All photographs will be printed on vinyl and will be displayed in a public square.
To bring humanity to the statistics and headlines that have come to represent the opioid crisis.
Weathered is a public art project that is bringing awareness to the issue of substance abuse, addiction and overdose.
November 17th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
Twenty artists selected through a call for submissions process.
Organizations (Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto)
Public art and mental health awareness campaign that exhibited twenty unique works on Line 1 and Line 2. Posters were made available for sale where 80% of all sales were donated to the CMHA Toronto's Holiday Gift Program.
To showcase unique perspectives on mental health and raise awareness and visibility of the CMHA and their services.
Life on the Line was a public art project that exhibited work related to mental health on the Toronto TTC subway.
Artist (Young Jarus)
Organizations (Matthew House, Eva's Initiative for Homeless Youth, Home's First Society)
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 experience.
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.