FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided
Create your own border crossing comic
border crossings: creating parallel histories is an archaeology of the present and uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around both literal and metaphorical boundaries. Over a two-hour workshop, led by artists Sharada Eswar and Sid Sharp, community members are invited to share their stories and experiences with crossing borders - geographical, linguistic, spiritual and personal. We will use drawings, prompts, collage and non-traditional storytelling in a relaxed and conversational workshop.
Open to all. No prior experience necessary. Registration required. There is no fees and all materials will be provided. Register on Eventbrite.
SHARADA K. ESWAR is a writer, storyteller, singer and community arts practitioner. Sharada has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally and working extensively with diverse communities both in Mississauga and the GTA. Currently, she is the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
SID SHARP is an artist and illustrator with a specific interest in comics and other forms of visual storytelling. They studied Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal before returning to Toronto study Fine Art at OCAD. Sid has collaborated in several community arts projects and installations across the GTA and Ontario, where their favourite practice has been coaxing other people into creating comics of their own.
Number of participants: Max 20
May 16, June 13, July 11, August 8, August 22, September 15, September 19, October 17, November 14
Image Credit: Sid Sharp, The Banana Tree, 2017