Many Hands Make Light Work is an 8 FT x 18 FT ceramic and glass public artwork created through a collaborative artistic process rooted in Sherbourne Health Centre. During twelve creative consultations we shared stories, made art with a range of materials and reviewed our findings from this arts-based research to identify themes and motifs: a desire to welcome people to the health centre, inclusion, access, and safety, and the connection between health, communities and our environment. The lead artist drew inspiration from these findings to develop a design that community members engaged with in an iterative collaborative design process. The mosaic was built with 300 contributors during open studio sessions spanning 3 months.
The Sherbourne Health Centre mosaic project was devised and led by lead artist and designer Anna Camilleri, lead artist Tristan R. Whiston, project coordinator and outreach lead Clare Nobbs, community art interns Heidi Cho, Rafaela Vidinha Dominici, Daniel Ellis and Jay Stewart, associate artists Chantel Gobeil and Katie Yealland, and graphic designers Suhail AbualSameed and Pam Sloan.