The City’s temporary public art program supports the creation of art by emerging and established artists. Temporary public art can be a powerful tool to respond to contemporary social issues and reshape how we view our physical and social environments.
Temporary public art often comes in the form of street art, murals, banners, festivals, and installations. These artworks can last anywhere from a few months to 15 years.
Emily Kewagishig, Digital Illustration on Vinyl, 2022
The Flame of Life is a new temporary public artwork representing the Anishinaabeg relationship with fire, located at Mississauga Fire Station #104 in Port Credit. Emily Kewageshig is an Anishnaabe artist and visual storyteller from Saugeen First Nation No. 29. Her work captures the interconnection of life forms using both traditional and contemporary materials.
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