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Laurier searching for Indigenous artists to create mural (update)

The mural will be outside the university library
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Wilfrid Laurier University Library is searching for an Indigenous artist or group of artists to create a mural honouring Indigenous art, culture, and stories.

Indigenous artists with experience creating outdoor murals are encouraged to apply.

"The cultural and reputational impact and significance of this project will extend upon its completion and will trigger new avenues for learning, teaching, and discovery, empowering everyone with knowledge of Indigenous presence and history in the Waterloo Region," said Gohar Ashoughian, Wilfrid Laurier University librarian and archivist, in a statement. "The Library Indigenous Mural Project is a bold and impactful example of Indigenous placemaking."

Applicants must be confirmed members of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty Territory. That includes members of either the Three Fires Confederacy or the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

The mural will be located on the southwest brick wall of the library. Those who apply are asked to do so by Monday November 14th at 6 p.m. after Laurier extended its deadline due to administrative delays.

The application must include an artist statement and up to 10 images of current or past work.

A jury is expected to select the artist who will design the mural in December. The mural is expected to be unveiled in June of next year.

For more information or details on how to apply, you can click here

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