Community Mural Collaboration

Consultation has concluded

The City of Oshawa and Durham College are inviting the community to share their aspirations and provide creative direction for a new public art mural. The completed project will replace the existing mural located on the retaining wall in front of City Hall on Centre Street, and will once again see students from Durham College’s School of Media, Art and Design Community Collaboration course undertake the design of the new vinyl mural.

The theme of the new mural is human rights and coincides with the development of the City of Oshawa’s first Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

The students participating in this project will use information gathered from this survey to inspire their designs. Each student will create three draft designs. There will be one design per student adhered to the boards attached to the wall.

Have your say

Feedback can be provided online on Connect Oshawa or in-person at Service Oshawa. Users can submit questions regarding the process on Connect Oshawa, where they will also find additional information about the project.

This survey is expected to take 5-10 minutes to complete. Feedback received online and in-person up to and including Friday, January 5, 2018 will act as inspiration for the student’s concepts, which will be reviewed and selected by the City’s new Public Art Task Force. The student’s individual concepts will come together in the final mural to celebrate, protect and honour human rights.

The new design is anticipated to be available for viewing in spring 2018.

The City of Oshawa and Durham College are inviting the community to share their aspirations and provide creative direction for a new public art mural. The completed project will replace the existing mural located on the retaining wall in front of City Hall on Centre Street, and will once again see students from Durham College’s School of Media, Art and Design Community Collaboration course undertake the design of the new vinyl mural.

The theme of the new mural is human rights and coincides with the development of the City of Oshawa’s first Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

The students participating in this project will use information gathered from this survey to inspire their designs. Each student will create three draft designs. There will be one design per student adhered to the boards attached to the wall.

Have your say

Feedback can be provided online on Connect Oshawa or in-person at Service Oshawa. Users can submit questions regarding the process on Connect Oshawa, where they will also find additional information about the project.

This survey is expected to take 5-10 minutes to complete. Feedback received online and in-person up to and including Friday, January 5, 2018 will act as inspiration for the student’s concepts, which will be reviewed and selected by the City’s new Public Art Task Force. The student’s individual concepts will come together in the final mural to celebrate, protect and honour human rights.

The new design is anticipated to be available for viewing in spring 2018.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Where do I find out more information about Oshawa’s public art program?

    about 1 year ago

    The City of Oshawa has information about its Public Art Policy, Public Art Task Force and public art works on its Galleries and Public Art webpage.

  • If each student is going to create 3 draft designs, how will the final design for each student be selected?

    about 1 year ago

    The Public Art Task Force will vet student designs. You can find out more about the Public Art Task Force here: www.oshawa.ca/publicart.

  • What other projects have the City of Oshawa Recreation and Culture Services branch and the Community Collaborations course collaborated on?

    about 1 year ago

    This will be the third year that the City of Oshawa and Durham College School of Media, Art and Design's Community Collaborations course work together:

    • Year 1: The 2015 – 2016 school year saw the development of the current mural located at City Hall – Civic Square.
    • Year 2:  The 2016-2017 school year saw the development of vinyl designs for the exterior of the Arts Resource Centre windows.

    You can read more information about these projects under the ‘Art and Installations’ section here: www.oshawa.ca/publicart.

  • What will happen to the existing mural?

    about 1 year ago

    The current mural will be relocated to a new location in spring 2018. Once this new location is determined, we will post that information here, as well as the City of Oshawa Culture Counts social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and the Culture Counts newsletters (subscribe today). 

  • How can I learn more about Durham College's School of Media, Art and Design?

    about 1 year ago

    Learn more about Durham College's School of Media, Art and Design by visiting: https://durhamcollege.ca/academic-schools/school-of-media-art-design


  • Where do I find out more about the City of Oshawa's Diversity and Inclusion Plan?

    about 1 year ago

    Learn more about the City of Oshawa's Diversity and Inclusion plan on the City's website at www.oshawa.ca/DI.