Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe BLM Mural Project

Join us for the mural unveiling on September 10

The unveiling takes place on Saturday September 10 from 1:00-3:00pm outside in the Rink Plaza.

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.

Join us for the unveiling of this beautiful mural on the wall of Gym C at Parker Street as we pay our respects to the Black lives in our community, meet the artist, and have some refreshments. 

Thanks to the funding from the City of Vancouver Communities and Artists Shifting Culture grant and Britannia Society.

 

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."