Walls & Barriers

Unprecedented in its scale and conception, Walls and Barriers: A Collaborative Youth Project inventively connected young artists from different backgrounds and initiated a conversation on themes of overcoming obstacles. The participants engaged in dialogue with El Anatsui when he visited the student exhibit in Toronto during his retrospective "When I last spoke to you about Africa" in 2010.


Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork
Student artwork


student with artwork
Student working on art piece
Student working on art piece
Elena Soni with Student
Teachers and Artistic Directors
Art opening


Beausoleil First Nation
Community Urban Research Lab
Institute of Contemporary Culture
Royal Ontario Museum
The Harriet Tubman Institute
The Spot
York University


A.Y. Jackson Secondary School
Bishop Strachan School
Branksome Hall
Central Commerce
Central Technical School
Don Mills Collegiate Institute
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute
Martin Grove Collegiate Institute
Northview Heights Secondary School
Royal Saint George's College
School of Experimental Education
St. Clement's School
Upper Canada College
Ursula Franklin Academy
West Hill Collegiate
Western Technical School
Wexford Technical School

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Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.

Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression all while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.

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