7. The Living Wall

Artists: Steve Hornung and RestART Participants
Year: 2010
Location: 319 Main Street Dimensions: H. 25 feet L. 75 feet
Best Viewed: West facing wall in alley behind building


The Living Wall – Restart 2010 The mural was part of a ‘Grey to Green,’ initiative to improve liveability in the alley for local residents and workers. The word “Restart” is a compound of “restorative” and “art” – Restart is an initiative created in 2002 by restorative justice practitioners with members of the VPD Anti-Graffiti Unit. The 319 Main Street mural involved 9 youths and 7 members of community as a team building and skills development component to help beautify and increase the perception of safety in the laneway.

Community involvement: RestART & the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre with the support of Great Beginnings and 319 Main Street Holdings Inc.

Link to: RestART: http://www.gwcpc.ca/news_events/news_events/news_events_archive/restart.html

Steve Hornung http://www.thecreativeindividual.com/