This project was built on the success of the 2014 Nest Community Mural Project with another large-scale outdoor mural, with the intention of enhancing leadership skills in individuals, especially those who participated in the last project. This included hiring and training local community leaders to manage, plan, co-design, document, and of course paint! Building on the theme “resilience”, lead artists Jenny Hawkinson and Cate Wikelund worked to find points of healing and resilience within the diversity of the neighbourhood in three community design workshops.
The identified mural site is an exterior wall located at 575 East Cordova Street. The collaborative painting took place in the summer of 2017 with an all-day block party to celebrate the finished mural in September. Developments from the last grant received include enhanced documentation including a time-lapse video of the whole painting process.