Art Installation Celebrates Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Mino Bimaadiziwin—Good Life, 2024

News // April 22, 2024

Mino Bimaadiziwin—Good Life, 2024, designed by indigenous artists August and Luke Swinson under the direction of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and commissioned by the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, is now under construction at Centennial Park. Once completed, it will be 50 metres long by 7 metres tall.

Over the last two years, the STUDIO tla team has been working closely with our client, community advocates, MCFN Culture & Design Advisory Committee, and artists to celebrate the cultural and historical significance of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as Treaty Holders and helping to guide the artists’ vision from concept to a detailed design that is now ready for construction.

The art is designed in layers and imbued with stories conveyed through representations of seven dodems and four sacred medicines crafted through intricate perforations in steel panels.

Its height, colours, daytime shadows and nighttime lighting ensure it will feature prominently both in Exhibition Place and from views along Toronto’s busy east-west highway.

Learn more about the project in a recent article published in blogTO by selecting the link below

Design by August Swinson and Luke Swinson.

Renderings by STUDIO tla.