1615 Dundas St W

Violeta's Garden

Located at 1615 Dundas Street West (Dundas and Brock)—depicts the Chilean composer, singer- songwriter, ethnomusicologist, and visual artist Violeta Parra playing the guitar.

Beside her there is a large image of a hawk surrounded by flowers and vibrant greens and blues. Parra was a vocal advocate for indigenous peoples in Chile and was the first Latin American visual artist to have a solo exhibition at the Louvre in 1964.

Artwork Information
  • Title: Violeta’s Garden –  A tribute to 100 years of Violeta Parra
  • Creation Date: June 2017
  • Address: 1615 Dundas Street West
  • Artists: Tikay & A_N_E_R

ABOUT THE ARTISTS


Tikay & @A_N_E_R

Tikay and Aner are latin American mural artists based in the Mapuche territory, near the township of Likan Ray. They have travelled the world depicting on large scale murals images of First Nations peoples and cultures. They were invited in 2017 by the Dundas West BIA to participate in the international mural exchange project financed by STARTs, a municipal program aimed to facilitate Street Art production in Toronto.

Tikay & @A_N_E_R

VIOLETA PARRA


Violeta Parra (1917 – 1967) was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She pioneered the Chilean New Song, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music that would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile. Parra is acknowledged as “the Mother of Latin American folk”. – Wikipedia

This artwork is proudly hosted by Safehouse Coffee, 1615 Dundas Street West.

Hosts ensure a long life to the artworks by acting as their custodians. If you would like to know more about the Dundas West Open Air Museum hosts program then please contact us at hosts@dundaswest.museum.