Sheridan students' art revitalizes Brampton Transit hub
This past summer, a team of Sheridan Bachelor of Illustration students were hard at work creating an exciting 16-foot mural to inject new life into Brampton Transit’s Gateway Terminal. Unveiled on August 29, ‘The Circle’ mural expresses the purpose and importance of the Terminal in residents’ daily lives.
Located at 501 Main Street South, the Brampton Gateway Terminal is a hub for students - particularly those from Sheridan College - making this project a natural collaboration. With the idea stemming from Brampton Transit employees who work at the terminal and wanted to beautify the space, the City commissioned several of the school’s Honours Bachelor of Illustration students to create a mural that represents Brampton Transit and its role in the community.
Sheridan included this project as part of a student co-op and Spring term illustration project. Four students created the final artwork: Alanna Campbell, Erina Chida, Isabella Fassler and Miri Molev. The mural project was led by Sheridan Illustration faculty Ted Zourntos and Julia Breckenreid, along with the support of Elijah Williams from Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support.
As part of the design process, a City of Brampton committee provided feedback to the students on their initial concepts. After a formal presentation by the Sheridan mural team, committee members chose ‘The Circle’ design as best representing the core values of the Brampton Gateway Terminal.
About the ‘The Circle’ mural
The ‘Circle’ concept expresses the Brampton Gateway Terminal as a central hub of perpetual movement connecting the people of Brampton to the rhythms of their everyday lives. Strength and diversity are key themes reinforced in the mural through specific imagery and symbols. These themes are further enhanced through the inclusion of Indigenous symbolism selected in consultation with the Centre of Indigenous Learning and Support.
“We’re proud to see the creativity of our students play a significant role in helping to illuminate this public space through their imaginative and inspired mural, and we were thrilled to partner with the City on this innovative project,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College.
Watch a time-lapse video of the mural being developed here.
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