Centennial Mural Competition Winner
As a part of Centennial College's 50th anniversary celebrations, the college commissioned an outdoor mural for our Progress Campus through an open call for online submissions by Centennial College students and alumni. Gavin MacDougall, a graduate of our Fine Arts Studio Program has been selected as the winner of the competition, for his piece entitled "Dare to Achieve." He'll be awarded a $10,000 prize, but more importantly, will get to see his mural added to the exterior of our new Residence and Culinary Arts Centre.
Gavin was one of three finalists chosen from numerous submissions. The finalists were then challenged to come up with maquettes of their proposals, along with artistic statements about what they were planning to make. In August, the finalists presented their proposals, with Gavin's creation coming out on top.
According to Gavin's presentation, "Dare to Achieve" uses the visual medium to show where we've been, where we are, where we're going, and, crucially, our commitment to diversity and inclusion, two hallmarks of the Centennial College community. The mural is going to be digitally processed, fabricated and installed on the side of our Residence and Culinary Arts Centre in early Spring, and will reflect both the positive energy of Centennial College as we celebrate 50 years of education, and Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. Look for the new "Dare to Achieve" mural to appear this Spring at Centennial College, courtesy of the college's own talent!