Partners in Art is proud to support (ArtworxTO, Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022) project (Jordan Bennett Mural Project, Jordan Bennett) taking place (September 2021-September 2022). This project features (Jordan Bennett), as curated by (Lisa Deanne Smith). This project will be on view at (Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street (Grange Road) Toronto); for more information, read below or visit www.artworxto.ca).
The Jordan Bennett Mural Project, in OCAD University’s Butterfield Park, launches an on-going program of Indigenous public art at OCAD U and features a new mural by Mi’kmaq artist, Jordan Bennett. Rich in shape, colour and composition, his paintings are rooted in a deep history of Mi’kmaq porcupine quillwork. In visiting with these cultural objects Bennett connects with their visual language, remembering and reimagining our relations to each other, to our histories and with the land. The mural; mentorship opportunities for emerging artists; a free publication; and free public program of events and educational tours will activate Indigenous creativity, knowledge and values.
Photo/Banner Description: Jordan Bennett shows new mural to media during launch, Ktaqmkuk- Msit No’kmaq, 2018, Mural for the City of St.Johns, Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) in collaboration with Eastern Edge Art Gallery for the Identify Festival of Indigenous Arts & Culture. Photo by: Eastern Edge Gallery, provided by Onsite Gallery, OCAD University.