Public Art

At Britannia, we value supporting local artists and creating inviting and colourful spaces that reflect the various communities that make up the Grandview Woodland and Strathcona neighbourhoods. We have some incredible public art around our site.

Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe Mural Project

We are excited to work with artist Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe on the creation of a mural at Britannia. Standing at approximately 450 square feet, the mural will present intermingling elements that echo both historic and present markers of Black existence in Canada to serve as a reminder of the enduring presence of Black communities. With diverse Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour residents in our catchment, we hope this mural will help foster a sense of belonging as community members and secondary school students will walk past and see a little piece of themselves reflected in the imagery. Weather permitting, Edge will begin the mural next week!

 

Artist Statement

"Growing up as an immigrant, my relationship to community and identity has been constantly developing. While my parents are Nigerian, I was born outside of their homeland, and went on to experience multiple cultures throughout my childhood and early adulthood. From my passion for vibrant, rich colours, to the love of elaborate ornamentation, my varying homes have informed my creative perspective in strong ways. As an immigrant artist, I wrestle with the concept of community and identity, both within myself and in the work I create, and strive to create representation for voices  (particularly Black, LGBTQ2+ folks) who are often pushed out of positive, empowering narratives. My personal focus as a Black artist is on celebrating our joy, peace, beauty and triumph, as these are realities so often unseen or unwelcomed by the societies surrounding us, or reflected back at us."

 

KC Hall Art - Britannia Elementary School Fence Project

View a TikTok video of the completed project here.

 

More info coming soon!