2023

Maison Akhwà’tsire

1025 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2L 3Y3 Eruoma Awashish
Final - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Final - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Final - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Final - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Final - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Final - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Making of - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Making of - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Making of - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Details - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Details - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Details - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Details - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet
Details - 2023 - © Photo : Olivier Bousquet

About

These two murals were created by artist Eruoma Awashish for the new Maison Akhwà’tsire (which means “my family” in Mohawk), designed to provide permanent housing for homeless aboriginal people. Initiated by the organization Projets autochtones du Québec (PAQ), the space now boasts these two works that represent several symbols: the design in the bustards’ bodies symbolizes the territory, as in a topographical map. They are stronger when they fly together, and know their way to a milder climate. The people who will pass through this shelter are like bustards. They’ll be stronger together and fly off to a gentler life, like a migratory passage to the light.

1025 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2L 3Y3

Partners

About the artist

Eruoma Awashish

Eruoma Awashish was born and raised in the Obedjiwan community, in a family of artists. The daughter of an Atikamekw father and a Québécoise mother,...
Learn More

Don't miss our latest news!

Subscribe to our newsletter