Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams from MU Montréal, Canada

MU is a charitable non-profit organization whose mandate is to transform Montreal’s public spaces by creating murals that are rooted in local communities. MU’s projects are designed to promote the democratization of art and local development. Over the past seven years, MU has produced 70 large-scale murals in 15 neighbourhoods of Montreal.

The dominance of water in the mural’s overall composition and the cityscape in the background both serve as a reminder that Montreal is an island, it is surrounded by water, and its fate is intimately linked to that of the majestic St-Lawrence River. Water is at the very heart of our lives, it is fundamental to life itself. The small origami boat floats delicately, carrying with it a message of awareness about the need for preservation and responsible water use.

We create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art.

Our process empowers artists to be change agents, stimulates dialogue about critical issues, and builds bridges of connection and understanding.

Our work is created in service of a larger movement that values equity, fairness and progress across all of society.

We listen with empathetic ears to understand the aspirations of our partners and participants. And through beautiful collaborative art, we provide people with the inspiration and tools to seize their own future.