STEPS Public Art and internationally-known artist, Shalak Attack, present a community-engaged public art project!
Since Summer 2020, Shalak has worked alongside community participants who identify as newcomers to build the Daily Migration mural story. The mural explores themes of migration through shared stories of arrival, departure, home and longing.
The Daily Migration mural will be painted at the south entrance of Wilson TTC Station in mid-September 2021 and we’d love to hear from you!
Header Image: Free Lolita Mural, Clandestinos Art (Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky) & Big Walls Big Dreams.
UpartStudio production – Wynwood, Miami, Florida, 2015.
Share your ideas and feedback during our community consultation activities
by participating in the following ways:
1. Pop-up Info Booth with STEPS
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Location: Wilson TTC Station at the Tippett Rd. entrance
2. Online Zoom Session with Shalak Attack and STEPS
Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
The Daily Migration project team is committed to the community’s full participation for this project.
Please indicate any support you require during registration or contact email@example.com for more information.
3. Online Community Survey
Deadline: Monday, August 9th, 2021
*Honorariums are available for participants who participate in community consultation activities and are selected to assist the artist during mural production.
**Special thanks to Shalak Attack for providing the header image featuring her past work.
About Daily Migration
Daily Migration is a community based, participatory arts project that began in Summer 2020 offering social connection to three unique yet interconnected programming threads: community engagement sessions, collaborative arts workshops, and online exhibition featuring artwork and writings of workshop participants.
Because of the current pandemic, workshops last year were reimagined to follow social distancing protocols and were offered online. Fifteen individuals from the City of Toronto who self-identified as migrants participated in workshop sessions each based on storytelling, shared experiences, and art-making. Each participant was inspired by the theme of Daily Migration either through lived experiences or from a universal perspective, culminating in an online exhibit of writing and one-of-a-kind artwork.
About Shalak Attack
The Gathering, Clandestinos Art (Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky). Artscape Festival – Torsby, Sweden, 2017.
Shalak Attack is an internationally-known Canadian-Chilean visual artist dedicated to painting large scale street art murals, community murals and canvas art around the world. In Shalak’s artistic practice, she fuses the spirit of South American muralism with contemporary street art. Shalak’s distinctive multi-layered and signature use of colour are emblematic of her unique style that inhabits the realm of psychedelic magical realism.
Currently based in Toronto, Canada, Shalak’s murals have contributed culture, life, consciousness and personality to public and otherwise forgotten spaces. Shalak shares her passion for freedom of expression, and has facilitated visual art workshops to at-risk youth, women and community empowerment groups, as well as prisoners in various countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and in Africa. Her artistic work and community art-reach is rooted in the social and cultural values she received from her family who immigrated to Canada as part of the Chilean political diaspora caused by the country’s military dictatorship in the 1970s.
Daily Migration is made possible with the support by StreetARToronto, a program by the City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Dulux Paints.