Thursday, August 18, 2016
In July we held four workshops to generate ideas in Pembroke, Eganville, Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Killaloe. We recorded pages of notes and archived more than 100 sketches. In August, we reconvened in the four communities to review 9 design concepts that reflect the themes and motifs generated by contributors. In small working groups, community members modified, revised, and built upon the images that were offered. From there, a design was produced for the anchor monument that will live in Centennial Park, Eganville, along with designs for three sister monuments that will live in Pembroke, Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Killaloe. In September, we’ll build the four pebble mosaic public artworks with community members. Everyone is welcome to join in the countdown to end sexual violence – returning contributors and new contributors. Everyone, all of us, is needed to end sexual violence.
On October 15, 2016 we’ll unveil the monument(s). More information on that soon!
It's Never Okay: Ontario's Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment provided funding for the Countdown Public Art Project.