MAKE/SPACE Mural Project
We are thrilled to welcome Victoria-based tattoo artist and illustrator Andréa Searle as our featured artist for this summer’s MAKE/SPACE Mural Project!
We spent the first half of July eagerly awaiting the submission deadline, and weren’t disappointed by the myriad talented artists whose mural proposals graced our inbox.
Andréa’s proposal captured our attention with bright colour, bold design, and a deeply integrated sense of locality and perspective. Their work is inspired by the abstract themes of Dadaism, the bold colours of Michoacana folk art, and the symbolism of Latin American Catholic iconography. Motivated by the resilience of the Black and Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) community in Victoria, Andréa hopes to create with the mural a “reclaimed safe space, a visible reminder to refuel our energy through community bonds, through our ancestral ties, and through sharing and illustrating our stories.”
The mural will be installed in mid-August, and a launch event and artist talk will be held at the end of the month (dates to be confirmed). Keep an eye on our social media for updates and a look into Andréa’s creative process!
We’re grateful for the assistance of the City of Victoria in this project through the My Great Neighbourhood Grant.