Family Life and Ancestral Traditions, Sherlyn Hu & Ren Lonechild, Aurora Bell Box Mural at Henderson Drive and Seaton Drive

Aurora Bell Box Murals Project

From August-September 2022, artists from within and around Aurora are taking part in the Aurora Bell Box Murals project. This project is a response to Call to Action #83 from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report:Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process. 

One Indigenous and one non-Indigenous artist have been paired together for each Bell Box Mural. Following an assigned theme, artists will work together to conceptualize, design, and paint a collaborative mural to be enjoyed by our community and future generations to come.  

Follow the creative journey of the Aurora Bell Box Murals project on our social media channels:  

IG: @auroraculturalcentre 

FB: Aurora Cultural Centre  

Artist Reception & Unveiling – October 15, 2022 – Aurora Town Hall
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Participating Artists and Themes

Sherlyn Hu
(@sherlynhu)

Family Life and Ancestral Traditions

Ren Lonechild
(@renlonechild)

Joaquin Varela
(@whakeen)

Truth and Reconciliation and the Path Forward Together

Annwin Manitowabi
(@annwin.arts)

Atessa Hooshvar
(@atessa.art)

Indigenous History Specific to Aurora/York Region

Sharon Rigby
(@seeknsolace)

Kim Egan
(@egan224)

The Natural Elements Working Together in Harmony

Jennifer Messon
(@gaay_lord)

Jill Sciberras
(@jebs2244)

Language, Stories & Connection to the Land

Ren Lonechild
(@renlonechild)

Gloria Hope

The Seven Grandfather Teachings

ACC/CMHA

Stacey Kinder
(@staceykinderart)

Indigenous Relationship with Nature

Jennifer Messon
(@gaay_lord)

Karen Roberts
(@artistkroberts)

Stories of Creation

Sharon Rigby
(@seeknsolace)

Hope Flynn
(@hopeflynntheartist)

Meeting Places, Trade Routes and Cultural Connections

Gloria Hope

Frequently Asked Questions

Say “Hello”Public art is to be enjoyed by everyone and stimulate important discussions within our community. Every box is different and has a different story. Ask questions and chat with the artists! 

Yes! Please use the hashtag #AuroraBellBoxMurals when posting to social media so we can see your pictures.  

Note: If you would like to take a picture of the artists at work, please ask the artist for their permission first. 

Bell Box Murals are finished with anti-graffiti coating upon completion. This means that any unwanted tags or graffiti can be easily removed from the mural.  

If one of the Aurora Bell Box Murals has been tagged in your community, Please notify the Aurora Cultural Centre at info@auroraculturalcentre.ca 

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Bell Box Murals