sarah collard


“Portraits From Our Past” mural by Sarah Collard, 4886 Dundas Street West, Village of Islington, Etobicoke (October 2014).

Inspired by old area photos, Manitoba artist Sarah Collard has created a gallery effect on this 6 m by 10 m wall. The mural is actually four separate works, each depicting a “slice of life” from our village’s past. These include: “Apple Packers”, Bigham family orchards ca. 1917; “Islington’s First Car”, a 1917 Chevrolet owned by the Appleby family; “Sunday Afternoon”, a scene showing famous Islington photographer, Walter Moorhouse’s own family on their veranda at 34 MacPherson Ave (now Aberfoyle); and the “Village Shoemaker”, Mr. Nelson, as he appeared early in the 20th century.