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Renfrew County Inquest Public Art Response mosaic, in Water Tower Park, Barry's Bay ON

Renfrew County Inquest Public Art Response

The Renfrew County Inquest Public Art Response brought together multiple organizations to realize the creation of a permanent public artwork offering Renfrew County residents opportunities to make meaning of and respond to the September 22, 2015 murders of Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam, and Carol Culleton, in the Ottawa Valley. Now permanently installed in Water Tower Park, an 8-foot pebble mosaic commission by artist Anna Camilleri, and multiple small community-generated mosaics, help to tangibly connect impacted communities to a larger movement of support and community action to end gender-based violence.


Many of the small mosaics were taken home by community members, and over 100 of them were installed permanently as a stepping stone pathway in Killaloe Pathways Park in August 2023. This stepping stone pathway was unveiled and celebrated as part of the 2023 Pathways of Resistance Arts Festival - an inaugural event bringing together artists from the Ottawa Valley and beyond to activate themes of community, collaboration, and social justice during a full-day festival on August 26, 2023, with pop-up events on August 21, 23 and 24. 

Barry's Bay

Water Tower Park
20 Mahon St.
Barry's Bay, Ontario
8-foot diameter, 2022

Project Partners:
The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC)
Ending Violence Against Women Renfrew County (EVA)
Survivor Advocacy & Support Initiative (SASI)
The Community Resource Centre (Killaloe, ON)
Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS)
Victim Services of Renfrew County (VSRC)
Township of Madawaska Valley

Project Funding & Sponsorship:
FedDev Ontario
Canadian Urban Institute
My Main Streets
Canadian Women's Foundation
Zuracon Inc.

Renfrew County Inquest Public Art Response Credits

  • Anna Camilleri, Lead Artist & Pebble Mosaic Design (ReDefine Arts)

  • Tristan R Whiston, Lead Artist & Mentorship (ReDefine Arts)

  • Andy Trull, Community Artist & Mentorship (OV-CAOS)

  • Roberta Della-Picca, Elder & Community Artist

  • Wy Joung Kou, Associate Artist & Graphic Design (ReDefine Arts)

  • Megan Wilk, Program and Access Coordination (ReDefine Arts)

  • Katie Yealland, Production (ReDefine Arts)

  • Anna MacDonald, Outreach & Coordination (SASI/CRC)

  • Caitlin MacDonald, Outreach & Coordination (SASI/CRC)

  • JoAnne Brooks, Advisor/Support (WSAC/EVA)

  • Jancy Brown, Support (WSAC/EVA)

  • Bev Ritza, Support (WSAC/EVA)

  • Hannah Gutoskie, Community Development Coordinator (TMV)

  • Tariq Sami, Graphic Design

  • Maureen MacMillan, Photography

  • Jasmine Rouleau, Community Artist Intern

  • Rowan Lalonde, Community Artist Intern

  • Kayla Dombroskie, Community Artist Intern

  • Sam Burgess, Community Artist Intern

  • Angelica Louise Mann, Community Artist Intern

  • Marie-Pier Trudel, Community Artist Intern

  • Miles Thibault, Community Artist Intern

  • EmmaRose MacDonald, Community Artist Intern

  • Tammy Reimer, Community Artist Intern

  • Megan Spencer, Community Artist Intern

  • Sigrid Geddes, Community Artist Intern

  • After The Revolution, Singers (unveiling)

  • Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers, Drummers (unveiling)

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