The mosaic piece in Bancroft was produced and led by ReDefine Arts, and designed by Anna Camilleri, in collaboration with Maggie’s/Tamarack Resource Centre and community and civic partners. This, this monument lives in public space to invite vital, but often private, conversations out into the open.
ReDefine Arts (established in 2005 as Red Dress Productions) is an interdisciplinary arts organization that roots itself in artistic practices which embed and cultivate social engagement and collaboration. Working with and within a network of community partnerships, RDA creates opportunities for art-making, presentation, and mentorship that advance disability justice, collective liberation, and artistic innovation. We are part of an ecosystem of cultural producers who believe that art is necessary and is a reflexive tool for world-building and (re)imagination. RDA is based in Toronto, Treaty 13 Territory, with programming hubs and projects across Ontario.
The Countdown Public Art Project – project info:
The Countdown Public Art Project is a province-wide multidisciplinary arts initiative that creates outdoor monuments in public spaces to honour those affected by gender-based violence and to imagine, or count down to, a world without gender-based violence.
The province-wide Countdown Project was launched in 2016 following an invitation from the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County. Since then, over 2,500 people have gathered in large and small groups across Ontario to build 10 pebble mosaics in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong, North Bay, Carleton Place, Brantford, Almonte & Bancroft.
Wy Joung Kou (they/them)
Assoc. Artistic Director