Value village is a thrift store that promotes sustainability and the importance of reusing and reducing our footprint on the earth. Value village dedicates a portion of their revenue to fund local programs in the community. The materials for this project were donated by Value Village.
Ottawa Coalition of Community Houses – strives to strengthen the impact of place-based, barrier-free support programs and services in social housing neighbourhoods along with increasing opportunities for community engagement and the success of residents.
OTTAWA COALITION OF COMMUNITY HOUSES
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We acknowledge that our offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia, stewarding the land, the water and all that contributes to life in this region. Today, many Indigenous communities continue to be denied the opportunity and resources to make and experience their traditional art on this land. We pledge to make justice and reconciliation a priority through our work by amplifying Indigenous voices and their experiences.
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
Christine Mockett is an Ottawa area sculptor and fibre artist, originally from England and raised in southern Ontario. Christine studied clothing design, and created business wear and costumes in Sydney, Australia. In Montreal, she studied fibre sculpture and wearable electronics in her BFA. Garments continue to appear in her artwork as portable architecture. Christine’s work addresses “place”, and the interrelationship between architecture, environment and presence. Christine teaches co-created community art projects, helping everyone access art programming. Her materials are community-based, salvaged and repurposed and her studio and art practice are zero garbage. Christine’s artwork has appeared in Fiberarts, Embroidery Canada, Fibre Quarterly, and has been exhibited/collected in Canada, USA, Italy, Mexico and Australia.
CHRISTINE MOCKETT 2019
Christine Mockett’s project is called “Sentinels”. Participants of all ages in low-income social housing complexes across Ottawa will have a chance to learn about art, create a permanent art installation and exchange ideas. With the starting idea of creating life-size outdoor fibre figure sculptures combining people and place, participants will take the project in their own direction. This project was inspired by the idea of everyone having access to public art in their own communities and giving residents a hand in determining what is created to represent their spaces. All the workshops she teaches are zero garbage and emphasize turning anything into an art material.