Proudly Together by Anya Mielniczek is one of over 35 public artworks on display across the City of Mississauga.
Anya Mielniczek, 2021
Acrylic paint and premium spray paint
Mavis Work Yard, 3185 Mavis Road, Mississauga
Proudly Together is a public art installation, created in collaboration with staff from the City of Mississauga’s Works Operations and Maintenance Division and the Traffic Management and Municipal Parking Division. The mural references the different tasks, services, history, and work that goes on in the Mavis Yard.
Given the widespread importance of the Yard, the staff that work there, and the energy that goes into keeping Mississauga running smoothly, it was important to harness the vibrancy of these stories while illustrating the work in colour and movement.
The mural is both exciting and energizing, informationally rich yet leaves the viewer curious about what other work goes on in the Yard. This mural showcases a glimpse of the hardworking staff, efforts, and initiatives it takes to keep the City of Mississauga safe, accessible, and moving!
Anya Mielniczek is a Toronto-born multidisciplinary artist who combines her fine art background with raw material grit in both private and public sectors creating mixed-media installations, murals, and community art activations. Anya’s approach to mediums includes latex, aerosol, and upcycled waste while working with the mechanical application of spray and the energy of hand brushed strokes.
As a Queen’s University graduate, Anya has worked with various organizations, municipalities, and businesses creating public art within communities around Toronto and internationally. Recently, her murals have taken her to Europe and South America, while her corporate projects include lead production on HideSeek, a 7000sq foot immersive art experience in Toronto in 2019, and collaborations with BACARDI, QUO Makeup, Moroccanoil, DELL, RBC, 1800GOTJUNK, and Chevrolet. Anya is committed to creating with purpose and intention by weaving in narratives steeped in inspiration, pride, and sustainability.
Proudly Together was a collaboration between the City’s Public Art Program and the Works Operations and Maintenance Division.