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New 15,000 sq ft mural unveiled in Mile End last night (PHOTOS)

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Tyler Jadah May 24, 2019 6:28 am

Montreal just became home to the biggest woman-made mural in all of Canada.

The art piece, dubbed Walla Volo, will become a permanent fixture on a massive wall on a building in the Mile End.

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LE CARTEL, a prominent art group that has been part of Montreal’s art scene since 2015, chose Kazakh-born and Mile-End-raised artist Ola Volo as the mastermind behind the city’s newest mural.

“After one month of work, this mural of 15,000 square feet will become a symbolic icon to the Mile End,” reads the Walla Volo website. “This colourful, creative, multicultural artwork will become a symbol of freedom as indicated in the quote you’ll find at the bottom of the wall: ‘Art is a space where freedom tests its wings.’”

Ola Volo posted a montage of the project’s massive scope to her Instagram before inviting guests out to the grand unveiling, even through the rain. “It has been one of the biggest projects for me and I’m so thankful for everyone who was involved,” captioned Volo.

 

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Walla Volo is on full display, and free to check out, at Aire Commune.

 

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