Workman Arts is a proud Community Partner for the SummerWorks 2020 project Health & Safety Notes
Colourful messages written in duct tape adorn the sides of public and private buildings throughout the neighbourhood of Parkdale and wander down Queen West. Created in collaboration with organizations and residents in the Parkdale community, these temporary public art installations help people remember, be seen, and communicate their fears, wonderings, anxieties, and hopes in a COVID-19 reality. The notes allow us to speak to each other while maintaining physical distance, and are a way of staying connected during a time when connecting with one another can seem strange and fleeting. The messages installed at Workman Arts, at 651 Dufferin Street, have been written in collaboration with Workman Artists.
Installations will be added continuously throughout the month of August. Follow the progress of this project using the map on the Health & Safety Notes page on the SummerWorks website, on SummerWorks’ Instagram stories, or by safely exploring the Parkdale and Queen West neighbourhood.
artist: Mark Reinhart
All community partners: Antikka, Artery, BAND (Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue), Gallery 1313, Kate Duncan, Andrew Kerr, PARC (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre), STEPS, The Theatre Centre, Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC), Workman Arts, Women in Paint