For a third year in a row, a public art competition was held to ask the arts community to create wraps for the oak trees which line the center of Hurontario Street. Artists Amy Mailloux and Tony Di Nardo’s design was selected entitled CAN Colours 150, which celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary. This temporary public art installation celebrates the diversity of cultures and ethnicities that unites us all as a nation.
Our national diversity is emphasized through an abstract visual representation of world flags with a bold red and white colour signifying Canada at its core. Thirty-two oak trees along Hurontario Street will be wrapped using 57,000 strips of plastic fabric - each strip represents the millions of people that make Canada beautiful. Standing tall and at the centre of the artwork is the Unity Tree; intertwining and merging all the world’s flag colours in one.
4 parking spaces on Lakeshore Road within Port Credit BIA
As a demonstration for how the street’s vibrancy could be improved, the City of Mississauga and the Port Credit Business Improvement Association (BIA) jointly launched the initiative to temporarily and artistically transform on-street parking spaces into public space for 10 days.
Experimental, narrative-based, interactive short films. A total of 8 works were selected and helped define, broaden and contribute to the philosopher Jacques Lacan’s concept of distinguishing between the eye’s look and THE GAZE. Partnership between City of Mississauga and Art Gallery of Mississauga.
acrylic latex masonry paint and premium spray paint
The large scale public art mural depicts a series of silhouettes of a skateboarder performing a backside flip alongside technical-style drawings of ramps. The work is intended to re-animate public space and reflects both the grace and complexity of skateboarding.
Commissioned by the City of Mississauga and funded by the Community Celebrations Fund for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games through Canada Heritage. An abstract collection of sculptural objects that pay homage to outdoor fitness trails.
The Blue Trees is an international award winning, temporary public art installation which raises questions about global deforestation through social action and community participation. Using an electric-blue coloured pigment, living trees will be transformed for a short time into a surreal landscape. The water-based colorant is biologically and environmentally safe, causes no damage and is meant to inspire conversation and action within the community. This artwork was completed in September 2016 at Mississauga Celebration Square.
Video produced by Matt Campagna
Here's what's hot
Mississauga's favourite maple tradition returns to Bradley Museum for march break!
The City of Mississauga recognized its inaugural Poet Laureate in 2015.
Take part in a storytelling experience expressed through audio and still images created by newcomer youth.
Enter the world of Elisapee, a young Inuit girl who will take you on a visual journey to the land of the northern lights.