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Colouring Outside the Box

Bata Shoe Museum

Interactive Installation

Colouring Outside the Box, 2017

Up for a little night colouring? The Bata Shoe Museum's atrium will exhibit striking ‘shoeboxes’ covered with black-and-white shoe outlines. Over the evening visitors will colour them in and transform the boxes into vibrant multi-coloured sculptures. 

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Are you up for a little night colouring? The Bata Shoe Museum's atrium will exhibit striking ‘shoeboxes’ covered with black-and-white shoe outlines. Over the evening visitors will colour them in and transform the boxes into vibrant multi-coloured sculptures. Whether you visit early or in the wee hours, you’ll contribute to creating the final masterpieces.

To celebrate 150 years of Canadian history, the Bata Shoe Museum’s window is blooming with a bouquet of provincial and territorial floral emblems of Canada. Created by students from the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, this window installation celebrates the Canadian landscape in a symphony of colourful blossoms. 2,000 three-dimensionally printed shoes capture the transient beauty of patterns found in nature, inspired by the floral embroidery found on silk shoes in the museum’s collection. The floral emblems, arranged from west to east coast, bloom together on this unique occasion. As symbols of celebration and confederation, these flowers echo the places we’ve been, the stories we tell, and the connections we share with one another. Presented in partnership with Ryerson University.

Suitable for all ages

Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor Street West, (416)979.7799

This project is indoors.