The previous blog post was about a large Montreal mural by Kevin Ledo that was a portrait of a woman called Mary Socktish. There are a number of other murals in the city that have a woman, or women, as the main feature. These are some of them – the following photos were taken on four visits to Montreal between 2015 and 2021 and some of these murals may no longer exist.
below: One of the older murals in Montreal, a graffiti granny, old woman by ASHOP Productions
below: A mural by five8art, a young woman looking skyward.
below: By a Depanneur at Pins and Hotel de Ville, a large mural of two seated women and their scarf by Australian artist Fintan Magee.
below: A mural by Rone, another Australian artist.
below: Sorry is Not Enough, a mural by Denial (or Enjoy Denial) with a shout out to Black Lives Matter
below: From 2018, this mural by Drew Merritt and Sainte Famille and Milton (photo taken in 2018 as well)
below: Street artist Nychos working on a mural
below: A tribute to Lea Roback (1903-2000), by Carlos Oliva (aka Hsix) in 2014. Roback was a textile worker who became a trade union activist, feminist and pacifist (among other things). She fought for woman’s suffrage in Quebec (1936), she played a role in helping to organize 5,000 garment workers who had been on a three-week strike in 1937, and that is only a small fraction of what she accomplished.
below: by Sandra Chevrier, pop culture references to Superman and Batman
below: A collaboration between Cyrielle Tremblay and Poni (aka Hilda Palafox, painted in 2018. Working in an imaginary garden maybe?
below: A whimsical black and white of women astronauts, guitar players, skate boarders, astronomers, and others. It is the work of Le Monstr, aka Benjamin Tran.
below: A mural from 2014 putting a spotlight on the call for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.