DUKE Condos by TAS:
2803 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6P 2J3
PATCH Artists Nick Sweetman and Ashton Shearer worked alongside members of the Junction community to create this mural which celebrated the culture and history of the neighbourhood.
Passersby were invited to take part in painting this street scene, which was created during the Junction Summer Solstice Festival, one of the area’s largest cultural events that included a celebration of local arts, music and food on June 21st, 2014.
Nick Sweetman is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto whose practice has explored painting and its intersection with photography, video, installation, mixed media, and urban intervention. He has exhibited in galleries around Toronto since 2011, completing his MFA in ...
Ashton Shearer is a Toronto-based visual artist and musician. Her work has been featured in recent shows at Gallery 1313, The Gladstone Hotel, The Brockton Gallery, and as part of CUE’s 2013 pop-up show. She has been funded by the Ontario Arts Council for her visual artwork, and through the Jim Faye Music Bursary for music recording. Ashton collaborated on a public art project with the Whippersnapper Gallery. She was also the founder and lead coordinator of the Catscan collective (funded by ArtReach, and Ontario Arts Council), an arts collective dedicated to creating alternative opportunities in arts education that engaged young artists on the margins. She is currently the program facilitator with CUE, a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting Toronto’s new generation underground artists. She has recently completed residencies on Manitoulin Island, and Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Neighbourhood Arts Network is the place where arts and community engagement meet in Toronto. We are a Toronto-wide network of over 1,025 members, including artists, arts organizations, cultural workers and community agencies working throughout the City of Toronto, from North York to the downtown core, and from Etobicoke to Scarborough. We catalyze new discussions and relationships. We collect research and share information. We help artists and community organizations do what they do best: enrich Toronto and transform it into a more vibrant, beautiful, liveable city.
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