DVBA and Victoria Integrated Court partner for 'Justice' mural
Aug 07, 2012
"This project is about working to create a sense of community while increasing the visual appeal of the downtown," said DVBA General manager Ken Kelly. "Judges, lawyers and clients of the Integrated Court will paint squares beside stakeholders, partners, and members of the public in an effort to bring awareness to the work of the Victoria Integrated Court."
Local artist Steve Milroy of Wonderworks will oversee the creative process for the project which has been titled Justice. It will be a 30 foot by 16 foot mural comprised of 120 individual 2 foot by 2 foot panels forming the image of Lady Justice. Once completed, the mural will be installed at 533 Chatham Street to help rehabilitate a location formerly troubled with graffiti and vandalism.
"We are excited to be working on this project with the DVBA and the community of downtown Victoria," said Christine Lowe, Crown Counsel. "The DVBA has been a partner of the Victoria Integrated Court from the beginning and continues to be a key supporter through the community service placement of the court's clients.
Panels in Justice are available for donation of $50. The donor has the option to paint the panel personally or donate the panel to be painted by clients of the court or other volunteers. Additional donations are gladly accepted at increments of $100, $250, $500. Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued and all donors will be honoured by name on the recognition plaque affixed to the mural. Donation brochures are available at the DVBA (20 Centennial Square).
"We invite the media and members of the public to come and see this project as it gets underway," says Kelly. "It is truly a community effort".
The mural will be painted at unit 17 Market Square on various Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in August, with the finished mural being assembled on location in September.