Making Room Brampton is a Brampton based community arts community committed to bringing together Brampton residents across different ages, cultures, religions, abilities and skills. We do this through a process of collaborative art-making. Making Room Brampton is born out of the successful Secret Rivers project that took place at the Chinguacousy branch of the Brampton Library last summer. It is our goal this summer to connect all of Brampton through the process of Story Weaving.
Who is Story Weaving?
Sharada Eswer, Guest Artist and Advisor
Sharada Eswer is a Brampton based writer and storyteller and as a singer she is immersed in the Carnatic Music (South Indian classical music) as well as Hindustani Classical, Rabindra Sangeet, Abhang and European. She was part of the team representing India at the India Abroad show in Paris and New York. She was also one of the three chosen by the Centres Culturels des Lions Clubs de Paris to present Indian culture in Normandy, France. Sharada is at present the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and has been the Cultural Animator (Mississauga/Peel) through the Ontario Arts Council.
Michael Burtt, Project Coordinator
Michael Burtt is a long-time, summer resident of Brampton. For the past 10 years, he has brought his tested and proven form of community-based art-making as part of Camp Naivelt located in Brampton, where he brings together his interest in community development, spirituality and the arts in a uniquely contemplative, community-based arts practice.