1615 Dundas St W
Located at 1615 Dundas Street West (at Brock), this mural was painted to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of Violeta Parra- a Chilean composer, singer-songwriter, ethnomusicologist, and visual artist.
The mural depicts Violeta playing the guitar. Beside her there is a large hawk surrounded by flowers. The work features vibrant tones or green and blue.
Parra was a vocal advocate for indigenous peoples in Chile and was the first Latin American visual artist to have a solo exhibition at the Louvre in 1964. She passed away in 1967.
- Title: Violeta’s Garden – A tribute to 100 years of Violeta Parra
- Creation Date: June 2017
- Address: 1615 Dundas Street West
- Artists: Tikay & A_N_E_R
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Paula Tikay (@paulatikay) and Aner (@aner.84) are Chilean mural artists based in Mapuche territory, near the township of Licán Ray. They have travelled the world depicting indigenous peoples and cultures on their large-scale murals. They were invited to Toronto in 2017 by the Dundas West BIA to participate in an international mural exchange project financed by STARTs, a municipal program with the goal of facilitating street art production in the city.
Violeta Parra (1917 – 1967) was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She pioneered the Chilean New Song, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music that would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile. Parra is acknowledged as “the Mother of Latin American folk”. – Wikipedia
This artwork is proudly hosted by Safehouse Coffee, 1615 Dundas Street West.
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