MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MURAL PAINTINGS: TECHNIQUE, VALUE AND CONSERVATION                         Universidad Politécnica...
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MURAL PAINTINGS: TECHNIQUE, VALUE AND CONSERVATION                         Universidad Politécnica...
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MURAL PAINTINGS: TECHNIQUE, VALUE AND CONSERVATION                         Universidad Politécnica...
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East Toronto's disappearing community murals

  1. 1. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MURAL PAINTINGS: TECHNIQUE, VALUE AND CONSERVATION Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 4-5 May 2012 Tim elines C om m unity m urals in east Toronto, C anad a 1990 – Mural Routes Heritage Trail Project starts 2000 – 12 heritage murals have been created 2 have been removed 2012 - 4 have received major restoration 3 need significant remedial work 2001 – 2011 17 youth training murals painted 2012 – 4 have been removed 1 relocatedK arin Eaton, Executive & Artistic D irector www.m uralroutes.com
  2. 2. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MURAL PAINTINGS: TECHNIQUE, VALUE AND CONSERVATION Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 4-5 May 2012 Theories on the Disappearance of C ommunity Murals: 1 – Amalgamation of the City of Toronto (1998) 2 – Lack of appreciation of the artwork by property owners 3 – Murals not compatible with corporate branding 4 – Signed agreements not honoured 5 – Ignorance of materials and wall conditions 6 – Loss of local champions and community leaders 7 – Lack of funding and coordination for maintenance and conservation 8 – VandalismK arin Eaton, Executive & Artistic D irector www.m uralroutes.com
  3. 3. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MURAL PAINTINGS: TECHNIQUE, VALUE AND CONSERVATION Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 4-5 May 2012 C onclusions: A new plan is needed to maintain and save the murals of east Toronto including: 1 – Sustainable funding 2 – Research & documentation 3 – Regular condition reports 4 – Community education and awareness 5 – Information on conservation techniques and materials 6 – Training of artists for mural restorationK arin Eaton, Executive & Artistic D irector www.m uralroutes.com

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