Registration: Daily Migration Mural Unveiling Event

Header Image: “Air & Earth” , Daily Migration, Wilson TTC Station, 2021.

Photography by: May Shi

Join us in celebrating the completion of the Daily Migration mural project spanning over 1400 sq. ft. of a concrete pedestrian pathway at the south entrance of Wilson TTC Station!

Daily Migration is a community-engaged public art project sharing stories of movement across urban spaces and nature, human relationships to the animal world, and the ties that connect us.

Internationally-known Artist, Shalak Attack (@shalakattack) and STEPS Public Art present Daily Migration, a visual journey of shared community stories of migration exploring themes of arrival, departure, home and longing through our lived experiences while building social connection.

Since summer 2020, Shalak has worked alongside community participants who identify as newcomers in building the Daily Migration mural story through community consultations leading up to its two-week production in September with Artist Assistants, Kseniya Tsoy and Edan Maxam.

 

Drop-by to experience the final works and help us acknowledge the community spirit, personal stories, and local community knowledge shared to shape this project together! This pop-up event will feature: a ribbon cutting ceremony, a participatory art activity and light refreshments.

    Celebrate with us on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM EDT!
    Located at Wilson TTC Station, Tippett Rd. Entrance (south of Wilson Ave.) 

    Site Details

    Find us at the Tippett Rd. Entrance of Wilson TTC Station (south of Wilson Ave).

    Accessibility Notice

    Please visit TTC Wilson Station webpage to review elevators, escalators and parking available.

    The Daily Migration project team is committed to the community’s full participation for this project. Please indicate the supports you require during registration or contact ima@stepspublicart.org with any questions.

    COVID Safety Considerations

    Please remember to bring your mask and maintain a safe distance during this event. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available onsite. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe! 

    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.

    About StreetARToronto

    StreetARToronto (StART), an initiative of the City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division, is a suite of innovative city building programs intentionally designed to showcase, celebrate and support street, mural and graffiti artists and art throughout Toronto. StART programs and projects are rooted in a set of values that demonstrate the positive and powerful impacts of diversity and inclusion, foster community engagement and civic pride, add colour and vitality to neighbourhoods, encourage active transportation, showcase Toronto artists their ideas and beliefs and contribute to their skills development, mentor emerging talent, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business owners and operators, artists and arts organizations.

    Daily Migration is made possible with the support of StreetARToronto, a program by the City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Councillor James Pasternak, funding by the Government of Ontario, and Dulux Paints.

    logo banner with logos of street art toronto, city of toronto, ttc, government of toronto and dulux paints

    We extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to our community partners and collaborators for your support.

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