We are honoured to announce that, Mending, the vibrant 60ft mural located at 782 Main St. has been awarded Mural of the Year 2016, by Murals of Winnipeg. This creation by Clandestinos (Bruno Smoky and Shalak Attack), in partnership with Graffiti Art Programming, honours the strength and resilience of First Nation Women across the Americas, and remembering the missing and murdered Indigenous women across these lands. The mural project was overseen by community Elders who shared traditional knowledge with the artists throughout the design process. The act of mending represents the healing process and the need to face and overcome the social imbalances and inequalities present in our societies that all too often hurt the most vulnerable. She carries the Earth within and mends a torn heart: the beating drum of Mother Nature. She is a healer and sews together the broken pieces. She wears a crown of muskox for protection: in nature they circle their vulnerable members and protect them against any outside harm. She is the voice of so many.
Voted on by 29 judges, it is the first time an all aerosol mural had won this award.