“This project has allowed me to gain an understanding of my own connections to what happens at Carepoint,” says Day. “Most importantly, it has allowed me the opportunity to interact in meaningful ways with many individuals affected by addiction and substance use in our community. I am proud to have my work so visibly aligned with Carepoint’s mission and their commitment to harm reduction in London.”
The mosaic was made possible through generous funding from Good Foundation Ltd.
In the Press
- 'Something concrete:' Memorial tiles honour loved ones lost by overdose (London Free Press)
- Mural to convey theme of caring at supervised drug treatment site (CBC News)
- 12,000 tiles, one goal: Mosaic project honours lives lost to overdoses (London Free Press)
- McIntosh Gallery partners with local artist to create mural at supervised drug treatment site (Western News)
About the Artist
An established artist whose work has been exhibited and celebrated across Canada and internationally, Susan Day has collaborated with the local community to create many large-scale tile murals and installations. The forthcoming mural will mark the artist’s eighth public work in London. Visit susandayceramics.ca to learn more about the artist.
About McIntosh Gallery
A university-based, public art gallery since 1942, McIntosh Gallery collaborates with artists, curators and academics to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate visual culture. Exhibitions, educational programs and special events provide a platform for engagement with visual art and artists. McIntosh Gallery acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through its Museums Assistance Program (MAP), the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Western University, Foundation Western, and generous donors.