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Artist Lilly Otasevic as she talks with Celebration of Nations Artistic Producer Tim Johnson about the inspiration for the creation of her public art piece, Curtain Call.

Through its programming, PAC has embraced its role in developing stronger ties to the Indigenous community, including the Celebration of Nations, which is in its third year. The Carlisle Street Public Art Project is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada 150 program, as a Legacy of the Celebration of Nations project.

The Carlisle Street Public Art Project was facilitated through the Cultural Services Section of Parks, Recreation and Culture Services (PRCS) department with assistance from the City’s Public Art Advisory Committee through the guidance of the City’s Public Art Policy, which “strives to create vibrant public spaces that reflect the diversity of our community and engage its residents and visitors with quality works of public art.”

Lilly Otasevic, has successfully completed several public art projects both indoor and outdoor in areas such as Waterloo, Burlington, Toronto and Pickering. Otasevic’s focus of interest is in cultural diversity and ecological themes.


Tim Johnson, Celebration of Nations, Artistic Producer