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'Memorial Mural for Errol Greene'.


Location: N side bet.Furby & Sherbrook, West Face

Occupant: Eadha Bread Sourdough Bakery

District: West End

Neighbourhood: Spence

Artist(s): Kelly Campbell, Errol Greene Family

Year: 2020

Sponsors: Bar None Winnipeg, Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming

 

A project of importance for the 2020 Wall-to-Wall Mural Festival, conceived through the hard work of community and family, is a memorial Mural for Errol Greene. Greene, 26, died on May 1, 2016, after suffering two seizures while shackled in a cell at the Remand Centre. The father of three had epilepsy and was prescribed to take valproic acid on a regular basis to control his seizures, but was denied medication during the time he spent at the Remand Centre. An autopsy has proven that he never received his medication, confirming the accounts of his widow and cell mate.

The artist and family first approached Wall-to-Wall's organizing teams and applied for the panel Mural program. There was no question to Wall-to-Wall's artistic committee that it was important to support the creation, development, and documentation of this Mural with permission of Errol Greene's family.

The Mural was painted with the help of Errol Greene's family and artist Kelly Campbell and supported by Bar None Winnipeg. It was installed on Eadha Bread Sourdough Bakery in the city's West End.

This Mural was created by local artists in collaboration with Errol's wife and kids, and celebrates his life and memory. The Mural is fixed to the yellow outdoor wall of the bakery, it has a yellow trim with colourful handprints over top. The mural has a big red heart in the centre that says 'In loving memory of Errol Greene'. There are several people surrounding the heart, some are holding hands, some are smiling, some have sad faces, many have their eyes closed. There is a hamburger, french fries, music notes, a sunshine, flowers, a hockey stick, what looks like a drawing of a parent and child next to a tree, a basketball, and the words 'xoxo' and 'I love daddy'.

Anyone interested in donating to Errol's family or this Mural project can send donations to Bar None Winnipeg.

Source: 2020 Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Festival notes; Eadha Bread Instagram page