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Student art revitalizes Brampton Transit hub


Updated: September 5, 2018

BRAMPTON, ON – Today an exciting 16-foot mural created by Sheridan College students was unveiled at Brampton Transit’s Gateway Terminal.

Located at 501 Main Street South, the Brampton Gateway Terminal is a hub for students - particularly those from Sheridan College - making this project a natural collaboration. With the idea stemming from Brampton Transit employees who work at the terminal and wanted to beautify the space, the City commissioned several of the school’s Honours Bachelor of Illustration students to create a mural that represents Brampton Transit and its role in the community.

Sheridan included this project as part of a student co-op and Spring term illustration project.  Four students created the final artwork:  Alanna Campbell, Erina Chida, Isabella Fassler and Miri Molev. The mural project was led by Sheridan Illustration faculty Ted Zourntos and Julia Breckenreid, along with the support of Elijah Williams from Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support.

As part of the design process, a City of Brampton committee provided feedback to the students on their initial concepts.  After a formal by presentation by the Sheridan mural team, committee members chose ‘The Circle’ design as best representing the core values of the Brampton Gateway Terminal.

About the ‘The Circle’ mural

The ‘Circle’ concept expresses the Brampton Gateway Terminal as a central hub of perpetual movement connecting the people of Brampton to the rhythms of their everyday lives. Strength and diversity are key themes reinforced in the mural through specific imagery and symbols. These themes are further enhanced through the inclusion of Indigenous symbolism selected in consultation with the Centre of Indigenous Learning and Support.

Watch a time-lapse video of the mural being developed here.

For more information on public art and landmarks in Brampton, please contact public.art@brampton.ca

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“The arts and culture lens is key in reimagining and creating more vibrant community spaces across the city. This mural captures all that Brampton was, is and will be in its future. We’re thankful to our partners at Sheridan College for helping create beauty in a space that so many Brampton Transit riders can now appreciate, regardless of where they are at in their journey.”
-   Mayor Linda Jeffrey

 “The idea to showcase Brampton Transit in the community through art came from our employees and we’re happy to have partnered with Sheridan College in helping us translate the idea into a work of art – a great way to beautify our workspace and add a new element to our terminal.  ”
-   Vince Rodo, Director, Brampton Transit

“We’re proud to see the creativity of our students play a significant role in helping to illuminate this public space through their imaginative and inspired mural, and we were thrilled to partner with the City on this innovative project.”
-   Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor, Sheridan CollegeDr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College

 
'The Circle' by Alanna Campbell, Erina Chida, Isabella Fassler and Miri Molev

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