Presented in partnership with The Sarjeant Company
The Sarjeant Co. Design Project 2020
This exhibition features outcomes from youth workshops led by regional artist Bernadette Wells with students from Elmvale District High School (Elmvale), St. Theresa’s Catholic High School (Midland) and Twin Lakes Secondary School (Orillia). Students participating in this annual project are asked to create unique rotational designs, with three designs to be transferred onto the drums of Sarjeant Company concrete trucks.
Since 2011, the MacLaren Art Centre has partnered with The Sarjeant Company for The Sarjeant Co. Design Project. Through this programme, high school art students in the Muskoka and Simcoe regions are invited to create a unique rotational design to decorate the drum of a Sarjeant Company concrete truck. Each year, new artwork is selected from students at three high schools for three of the company’s trucks. So far, more than 650 students have entered their artwork into the competition, with 34 designs featured on the Sarjeant’s fleet of concrete trucks.
As part of the programme, the MacLaren recruits a professional artist from the region to assist the students in creating artwork that is suitable for the competition. The students learn how to create a vibrant 360 degree design that will work on a rotating drum. When the artwork is complete, a jury comprised of staff from the MacLaren and the Sarjeant Company select the winning designs for the year. All artwork entered into the competition is customarily displayed in the MacLaren’s Molson Community Gallery annually.
Due to the social distancing measures implemented to combat COVID-19, the 2020 Sarjeant Co. Design Project is featured as a virtual exhibition. We invite you to join us in celebrating the students’ artistic achievements by sharing this webpage. 2020 marks ten creative years of partnership between The Sarjeant Company and the MacLaren on the The Sarjeant Co. Design Project.