Canada 150 Mosaic Mural

In 2017, the Osprey is running a project to help celebrate Canada 150. We are creating a mosaic mural with the help of a professional artist. The Osprey is pleased to have chosen Janet Moore as the designer and facilitator of our mosaic mural project. We are thrilled with her design and look forward to seeing her work with the community in order to bring the project to life.

Canadian artist, Janet Moore, has studied at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in BC, and the Simon Fraser University Summer Institute Intensive Program in BC. She has worked as a professional visual artist for the past 25 years. Over time, Moore has explored many forms of expression including sculptural installation, painting in oil/acrylic, and more recently combining techniques in mixed media/collaged painting and monoprint/painting. She is the recipient of a number of awards from the Canada Council and the Yukon Government, with her work being included in various collections throughout the country.

You can find more information on Janet’s past works at her website:

“This land where we live connects us all in the here and now as well as through time. I have selected an environmental theme for the mural for this reason… Each tile will tell its own story: about its creator, about our community, our history, and our lives here in Shelburne and surrounding areas. The fact that community members will participate in creating the mosaic tiles that will make up the mosaic mural lends itself well to this idea inherent in the mural theme; we are all literally bound together within and by this magnificent landscape.” -Janet Moore

Community members of all ages and skill levels are invited to help us create an outdoor mural for the Osprey Arts Centre, designed and facilitated by Shelburne artist, Janet Moore. The mural will be positioned at the outside entrance of the Osprey Arts Centre and will be made out of 266 individual tiles, painted with high-quality paint and coated with weather/UV resistant coating. Participants are free to paint whatever their hearts desire on the tiles, using predetermined colours which will collectively form a beautiful birch tree painting on the side of the building.

We are very excited to have the community join us for our tile painting sessions and to see the mural start to take shape.

The mural is now complete! We welcome the public to a free “Big Reveal” event at the Osprey on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 PM.
See more information on the event here.

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