We have partnered with Winnipeg’s Synonym Art Consultation for a pretty wild collaboration!
Since 2012, Synonym Art Consultation has curated and facilitated over 100 different art installations and events in various venues across Winnipeg, always with the goal of making contemporary art more accessible to the public. We have partnered with Synonym to bring you some art on-the-go!
Designed by local artist Trevor Thomas, this incredible wrap was added to one of our vehicles in August (thanks to the experts at Shark Bait Auto Graphics!) and over the next year we will be rotating this car throughout the neighbourhoods in our network, so all of our members will have the opportunity to run their errands or roll up to their work meetings in style!
We asked Trevor to give us some insight into the design: “A mundane brick wall can evoke a burst of energy, life, excitement and colour—with intention, great artists and creativity. The playful scribbles and shapes are suggestive of the hands-on and imperfect aspects of mural painting, but ultimately becoming the perfectly imperfect parts of the whole. The colours were chosen in part of Synonym’s collective favourite colour combo, but also for the vibrating contrast they create.”
We attended the Wall-to-Wall Festival media launch on August 29th, to hear all about the murals they will be creating across the city, including buildings and walls in the North End, West Broadway, West End, and at The Forks.
“This year, more than ever, we are thrilled to be presenting a lineup of both visual and musical artists that reflect a wide range of voices from multiple communities. We strive to provide a festival that is accessible to as many people as possible, through multiple venues, styles of art and music, and ways of engaging. We can’t wait to help transform this city for the entire month of September,” says Andrew Eastman, Co-director and Co-curator of Synonym Art Consultation and Wall-to-Wall Festival. (Below, L-R: Festival curators and co-directors of Synonym Art Consultation, Chloe Chafe and Andrew Eastman, with Opportunities Coordinator, Joy Balmana)
The whole crew at the media launch! Group photos by Emily Christie.
For full festival details, please visit walltowallwpg.com