As part of the Community Arts Funds projects of 2017, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver is proud to share a documentary time-lapse video of the Jacob’s Well “Resilience” Nest Community Mural.
This project was built on the success of the 2014 Nest Community Mural Project, 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 mural site is located on the side of the Pivot Legal Society offices, at 121 Heatley Street. The collaborative painting took place this past summer, 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.