Canada 150 Mosaic Project
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In 2017, Canada will turn 150 years old. It’s a country that has welcomed the world through its borders. To celebrate this birthday, the Mural Mosaic team has launched a bold plan.
Selkirk is one of the 150 communities from across the country that has been asked to take part in the Canada 150 Mosaic Project. The project will see 150 mosaic murals created across the country that represent Canada’s history.
The people of Selkirk will work together to create an 8×12-foot mural over the course of 2016.
Community members will be invited to paint images (of their choice) on approximately 600 ceramic tiles that will be joined together to create our mural. So, there will be 600 little stories making up the one big iconic image. If you’re invited to paint one of the tiles, you can paint whatever you desire!
Once all of the tiles are painted and the mural is completed, it will be mounted, clear coated and photographed. The mural will be forever displayed in Selkirk and connected virtually to the other murals on Canada150Mosaic.com.
So what we want to know from you is: Ideas for the one iconic image
What image best represents Selkirk to you? It might be a historic moment in Selkirk’s history, or maybe it’s an Ox cart, York boat or the Big Blue Bridge with its lift that allowed ships carrying cargo and people to travel down the Red River. From our proud Indigenous heritage, to the steelworkers’ blood that flows in so many of our veins. The available imagery is endless.
We need your ideas and creativity to make our mural a reality. What should our one big image be? What do you think best represents Selkirk?
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