The Fisgard Mural
The Olio Artists & Workers Cooperative are pleased to announce the development of the Fisgard Mural Concern, an initiative to transform the exterior of 614 Fisgard st. into downtown Victoria‚Äôs largest mural and contemporary art piece.
At roughly 3700ft2, the exterior wall of the Lee‚Äôs Benevolent Ass‚Äôn building will accommodate a piece larger than the whale wall and 100% whale-free.
The collaborative initiative will invoke Victoria artists Luke Ramsey, Shawn O‚ÄôKeefe, Ryan Thompson, Joey MacDonald, Calvin Coles and Renny McClure, among others, to reflect on their hometown through positive, accessible themes and imagery. The resulting artwork will be honed into a single scene through consensus before being rendered onto the sizeable south facing Fisgard site in May. The result will be an invaluable addition to ‚Äì and departure from ‚Äì public art in Victoria.
Olio have set up a fund to produce the mural and are actively seeking capable volunteers and generous donations to make the project possible.
This will be one of 2010‚Äôs largest visual arts projects and will need a healthy amount of public support.¬† Please support a positive direction in public art and make donation to see it happen.¬† The Olio Cooperative have established a fund to raise the 10 000$ needed to produce the mural ‚Äì please make a one-time or ongoing donation to the development of the mural using the Paypal link below.