Ottawa, December 25th 2023 — We, the LGBT Purge Fund and the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, organizer of the National Black Canadians Summit (NBCS), wholeheartedly support the comprehensive recommendations made by […]
We believe in the power of art, and the power of youth.
The tree depicts the message of growth and optimism, perseverance and flourishing, the building of strong foundations rooted in the strength of our communities. The perspective chosen aims to draw the viewer’s eye upwards, so that they are both literally and metaphorically looking up as their gaze traces the dynamism and movement of the branches.
Artist | Yvonne Tan, Ottawa, Ontario
This is work rich in colours, textures and patterns with approximately 720 mementos collected and superimposed on a canvas. Felipe’s distinctive style awakens feelings of curiosity and expresses the social justice issues that affect our society today.
Artist | Felipe Bonilla, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hop on Bikes Mural
Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (OCHF) hired a community-engaged artist to work with young participants to plan and paint a shipping container to house the bikes for the Hop on Bikes program. Youth participants are each represented in the mural.
This art collage is based on words and images of power and inspiration. It showcases different Black youth through time from youth to adulthood. In the piece, Damini wove in Kente cloth to show our connection as Black people to our African roots. Through magazine cutouts, she was able to use different everyday words to communicate words of power and meaning. The main image of the woman in the center signifies the future of youth and the amount of power we have to change the world together.
Artist | Dáminí Awóyígà, Halifax Youth Poet Laureate
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