Connected in Chaos

The Richmond Underpass Community Art Murals

Over 160 participants reflected about London during the global pandemic through the collaborative creation of thirteen digital murals in the summer of 2020. Participants, who share a caring connection to this community, either contributed with storytelling, treating the wall, painting the underpass, or making art for the murals. ‘Truth to Power,’ ‘We Are Nature,’ and ‘This Land We Are On,’ are some of the topics the process surfaced and unwrapped.  

 

In a thirteen week process, participants were invited to engage in activities such as online meet ups, readings, videos, group exercises, and storytelling in many forms to explore their own stories of origin, belonging, and their place in the community. The process surfaced relevant themes, and participants were encouraged to choose and explore these themes through various art mediums. From abstract paint, to photography, performance or watercolours, participants were assigned to create sections of each mural panel. After the online program was completed, participants were invited in person to treat and paint the wall. 

 

Connected in Chaos is a legacy of community resilience in times of hardship. Now more than ever, we need creative collaborations that revitalize and strengthen our sense of belonging to this city. It is especially important that we take a breath and pause to celebrate the inherent beauty of our diversity. This project seeks to offer a collective commitment to process together the difficult times we are living in locally and globally. Let's stay Connected in Chaos.

 
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Mural Contributors

Abeera Atique

Adele Xu

Alejandra Laria Aleaga

Alejandro Zuluaga

Alex McVety

Angela Found

Annette Sullivan

Barbara Gillham

Carolyn Szturm

Chesney Sickks-Jarvis

Courtney Apple McIntosh

Cristopher Zha

Dakota Sabourin

Danielle Moore

Denise Giboire

Denise Love

Denise McDonald

Desiree Kern

Eloise Zha

Emma Richard

Eren Can Dogun

Erica Brown

Ernie Wilson

Estelle Chen

Esther Kern

George Wang

Gianni Giorgio Battel

Hailey Tallman

Heather McKay

Helene Desruisseaux

Isabelle Avola

Janet Blair

Janet McCrea

Jeni Peralta

Jennifer Rex

Jennifer Topfer

Joanne Stilwell

Joe

Jon Lavkulich

Julie Ryan

Kai Smith-Kilmer (kesk)

Karen Rhebergen

Karissa June Hill

Kateri Derman

Kavya Kozhiparambil PradeepKumar

Kelly Webster

Kim crawford

Kitty Pang

Korey Morgan

Kristine Clarke

Kristine Wachowiak

Krystal Shen

Leah Wall

Linda De Bruyn

Lisa Rice

Maggie Hanan

Margaret Isobel Boos

Marie Antoinnette Parisio

Marisa Light

Maureen Schambach

Melanie Schambach

Melissa Lavallee

Michelle Quinlan

Michelle Short

MMS aka Sponge Bob

Monica Peeff

Nadya Shupta

Naomi Tamilade

Nicole Moore

Nicole Pham

Nikki-Lee Venair

Nnaemeka Anfinwe

Orla Rose Fleet

Pamela Hough

Rebecca Parisio

Rebecca Perrin

Rob Cosh

Rui Wang

Sandra Regalo

Stephanie Antone

Suzy Chen

Sylvie Verwaayen

Treva Depew

Virginia Hannay

William Neal

Willie Wu Wenyi

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Community Participants

Alisa Barttlet

Alvin Taguibao

Andrew Fleet

Anita Bidinosti

Ann De Bono

Antone

Ariel Beaujot

Ashley Robyn Elaine Sandham

Bailey Giroux

Candice Lubick

Carole Perraud

Catherine Eve Czuma

Chris Smith

Claudia Lachlan

Clayton Lindsay

Colleen Jamieson

Danielle Hill

Denise McDonald

Dorit Osher

Ella Sheridan

Elsa Rose Eastabrook

Emily Amaral

Farwa Khawaja

Gabrielle Pelletier

Gayle

Gena Brumitt

Greg Miller

Gwen Brouwer

Gwenda Dieleman

Hannah Hewitt

Harshita Jha

Haven Patiño-Chacon

Ian Scott

Jaimi Forbe

Jasmine Ball

Jason Jordan

Jean Moir

Jennifer

Jennifer Martino

Jessica Ellis

Jessica Sontrop

Jessica Thornton

Jill Canterbury

Joanna Banks

Joanne Lynn Cooper

Jorge

Joseph

Kane Lachlan

Karina Viovy

Katie Stewart

Kelly Charlton

Krista Ruth Bailey

Kristina Fearon

Laurie Rintoul

Leah Blenkhorn

Leona

Lily Ryan

Lincoln McCardle

Linda DeBruyn

Lisa Coddington

Luis Claudio Brito Patricio

Luis Gerardo Nieves Sanchez

Madison Bamsey

Magdalen Mykaela Slack-Westlake

Marietta Dost

Mary Ann Hodge

Mary Bee

Mary Elizabeth Bowes

Meghan Nolan

Mina antone

Munya Haddara

Necole Douglas

Nicole Hernandez-Viovy

Paul Seale

Peter O'Dronyck

Pilar Barrios

Randy Stewart

Rasha Mohamedkhair

Rodolfo Patiño

Roueida Ismail

Samuel Hornby

Sandra Miller

Sarah Gastle

Stefanie Sosa

Susan Day

Tamara M

Tate Hornby

Thiago Mesquita Carvalho dos Reis

Tim Limsana

Treena Orchard

Trystan Trotman

Valentina

Vanessa

Wandy Dieleman

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Community Organizers

Abeera Atique

Ahmad Qaraeen

Andrew Leest

Anita Bidinosti

Bailey Giroux

Carolyn Szturm

Chris Goss

Colleen Jamieson

Danielle Hill

Jenn Gilbert

Jennifer Rex

Julie Ryan

Karina Viovy

Leslie Giesbrecht

Lindsey Hoover

Marieta Drost

Monica Joy

Nikita Miller

Nikki Venair

Ryan Craven

Sarah Feehan

Shelly Happy

Toinette Parisio

Yasmin Hussain

 
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Community Partners

BealArt

City of London

Cleanworks

CN

Forest City Gallery

Indwell

Innovation Works

L'Arche London

London InterCommunity Health Centre

London International Academy

Mind Your Mind

Museum London

Participation House Support Services

Pathways Skill Development

Positive Voice (+)

Unity Uniform & Safety

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

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Community Spporters

Boys & Girls Club

Cornerstone, TVDSB

Cross Cultural Learners Centre

Hutton House

Muslim Resource Centre

Nokee kwe

Pillar NonProfit Network

ReImagine

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Special Thanks

Abbe Drennan

Abeera Atique

Annette Sullivan

Carlos Medina

Chris Goss

Dan Smoke

Jennifer Rex

Kane Lachlan

Kavya Kozhiparambil PradeepKumar

Iain Stevenson

Laurel Martin

Marie Antoinnette Parisio

Mary Lou Smoke

Pamela Hough

Randy Stewart

Ruby Smith Diaz

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Social Arts Team

Melanie Schambach

Alejandro Zuluaga

Julie Ryan

Ryan Craven

Maureen Schambach

Emma Richard

 

‘Connected in Chaos’ is the final art production of The Richmond Underpass Community Arts Project, and it was made possible through the City of London’s Neighborhood Decision Making (NDM) program.


To learn more about the arts practice of the leading team visit SocialArts.ca

Connected in Chaos is the Virtual Gallery of the Richmond Underpass Community Art Murals located in the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron peoples.

This public art Installation can be visited in the City known today as London Ontario.

The 13 Community Murals live Downtown on Richmond Street, between York & Horton Street.