Artists Loretta Gould and Peter Steele selected for Reconciliation Mural in Downtown Sydney
Congratulations to artists Loretta Gould and Peter Steele, who have been commissioned by the CBRM Downtown Regeneration Committee to create a reconciliation mural in Downtown Sydney.
The two artists will work collaboratively as a team, as a Mi’kmaw artist and an artist from another cultural background, to create a reconciliation mural representing Etuaptmumk, the Mi’kmaw word for “two eyed seeing”.
The mural will be on a brick wall outside of the Undercurrent Youth Centre and the office of Pathways to Employment in Downtown Sydney at 75 Prince Street. A call was put out for applications in May and the selection Jury reviewed 10 applications from artists all across Unama’kik and beyond. The final selection was made on Tuesday, May 10, 2019. The details of the commencement of the mural are still being worked out by the artists and will be revealed as soon as they are known.
Bradley Murphy, CBRM Regeneration Coordinator said, “We are proud and excited to have these two wonderful artists come together around the very important message of reconciliation and representing Etuaptmumk, which is the Mi’kmaw word for “two eyed seeing”. It refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledge and from the other eye with the strengths of western knowledge, and learning to use both eyes together for the benefit of all.”