In support of local artists and our local communities, Tourism Mississauga and the City of Mississauga’s Public Art Program have teamed up to bring the artwork of one local #MississaugaMade artist to life on city streets!
This year, the street banners in Mississauga’s downtown city centre will feature artwork by Mississauga-born artist Pranavi Suthagar. Utilizing a futurist and abstract illustrative style, the artwork celebrates Mississauga’s diversity and cultural identity and showcases how Mississauga will grow and interact with our lived experiences. #MississaugaMade banners designed by Tourism Mississauga will accompany Pranavi’s artwork, and encourage local residents to stand together, support local and join the #MississaugaMade movement.
“Being born and raised in Mississauga, I am grateful to be a part of this campaign,” said artist Pranavi Suthagar, who was commissioned by the City’s Public Art Program to create new artwork for the Mississauga Made campaign. “I remember seeing all colourful banners decorating the city growing up and I always wondered who created them. To be selected for this campaign, and given the opportunity to share my perspective on how I view the city is a full circle experience.”
Banner Descriptions & Artist Notes
“AIKYAM” BY PRANAVI SUTHAGAR
Aikyam refers to unity or oneness. The banner visual encourages each individual to protect themselves and their community by wearing a mask. The trillium motifs in the background acknowledge and thank the health care workers who have taken care of the city during the pandemic. The circles in the background also represent the message of oneness, and a need to stand together, support one another and support local.
“COEXIST” BY PRANAVI SUTHAGAR
Coexist is an exploration of how the expanding Mississauga cityscape and landmarks will inform our connection to the city in the future. It emphasizes the power of community hubs like Civic Centre, Central Library, and Celebration Square to maintain our community values and our shared oneness. The hand depicts ourselves – we are the connective tissue between urban spaces and community spaces, through how we interact and coexist within our city.