Dulux Paints is helping to celebrate the agricultural and cultural heritage of Simcoe County in southern Ontario with colourfully painted barn quilt squares dotting the countryside.
July 01, 2017
Utilizing paint and services donated by our local Dulux paints, volunteer artists and community groups beautified four area neighbourhoods with murals as part of the school’s Canada 150 Illunaata celebration project.
Meaning “all together” in Inuktitut, Illunaata is a celebration of Canadian imagery and community through the medium of paint. To mark this momentous year, The Ottawa School of Art partnered with Ottawa 2017, Ottawa Community Housing and the Embassy of Imagination to create this series of four murals that are universally accessible, promoting diversity, respect, positivity, and speak to OSA’s motto, “Teaching Art to Everyone” by sharing art with everyone.
Illunaata commemorates Confederation by showcasing Canadian values and aspirations, with a uniquely Inuit mural and three other murals inspired by the people of Ottawa to add to Ottawa’s growing collection of public art.
BYWARD | Tunnganarniq | 87 George St.
LOWERTOWN | 157 Beausoleil Dr.
RUSSELL HEIGHTS | 1803 Russell Rd.
MACLAREN | 415 Maclaren St. (on Somerset between Bank Street and Kent Street)