Popsilos – a circuit that combines art and agrifood tourism in the Prescott-Russell countryside to celebrate Canada’s 150th

Popsilos now has its own website: popsilos.ca!

Popsilos is a project inspired by the Kelburn Castle and Estate in Scotland, which has a façade covered in graffiti for which it has become a tourist destination.

The project combines arts and agrifood tourism in a circuit that leads to the discovery of five giant murals on farm silos, belonging to farms that produce and sell products made from their land, in Prescott-Russell. Popsilos brings together the urban and the rural on one canvas, a silo, and by its sheer size, the landscape itself, allowing for visitors to be surprised and experience a way of viewing art like no other.

The Popsilos program will work with 8 experienced artists who will work in groups of two to create giant murals for the following themes in celebration for Canada’s 150th:

  • Canada’s diversity and founding people,
  • the unity of all people,
  • the environment and
  • youth.

Each team of artists will have the opportunity to exchange with a local visual artist who will act as a cultural mentor in the conceptualization phase of the mural, after having completed workshops with the community.

The artistic production of the project is managed in collaboration with the international urban art agency Ashop.

Our activation team is comprised of representatives of the Prescott-Russell Arts Council, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Prescott-Russell Tourism, l’Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens and le Réseau agroalimentaire de l’Est ontarien.

Follow Popsilos on facebook, instagram, twitter or look for #Popsilos2017 for updates. If you’re interested in partnering with us, contact us by email at jen@popsilos.ca. 

This project is made possible with the participation of the Government of Canada.

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