Swarm

Swarm’s favourite media in the streets is mostly wheatpastes and stickers, but the artist is also the creator of small painted pieces and even a few murals. Originally from Toronto but now living in Montreal, she has also been involved in the Decolonizing Street Art protest movement. The image gallery below therefore includes a few images of her past contributions to the latter movement.

For more information on Swarm, have a look at her Facebook and Instagram pages as well as this interview given following the 2014 Decolonizing Street Art event.

L’artiste d’art public Swarm semble préférer s’exprimer via les collages et les autocollants, mais elle est aussi l’auteure de pièces peintes et même quelques murales. Originaire de Toronto mais vivant maintenant à Montréal, elle a déjà été impliquée dans le mouvement Decolonizing Street Art. Conséquemment, la galerie-photo ci-dessous inclut quelques images de sa contribution à ce mouvement.

Pour plus d’information sur Swarm, voir ses pages Facebook et Instagram ainsi que cette entrevue donnée peu après l’édition 2014 d’un événement réunissant les artistes rattachés à Decolonizing Street Art.


Painted work

Mural done in the context of the 2014 Decolonizing Street Art event

Red Bandit wheatpaste (left) over Swarm‘s mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the left section of a larger collaborative mural.

In Rosemont.

Valerie Bastille and Swarm collaboration (left) and Alysha Farling (right) for Cabane à sucre secret gallery August 2014

Well hidden portal in Mile End.

Painted floor piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Painted piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Two painted pieces at the Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Portal underneath a concrete bollard.

Timmy Drift (left) and Swarm (right) on a parked train in Petite Patrie.

Next to a Petite-Patrie bike trail.


Wheatpastes and paste-ups

With Girl Plague on the right.

Collaboration with Zola.

Collaboration wheatpaste with Chat Perdu.

Collaboration wheatpaste with Chat Perdu.

Collaboration with Zola (person).

Another collaboration with Zola (slightly damaged in this shot). A sticker version also exists, scroll down to the stickers section to view.

Swarm (top) and Girl Plague (bottom).

With small painted piece by Timmy Drift bottom left.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right)

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right)

Small paste-up bottom left is by National Zombi.

Montage of stickers/paste-ups.

In a window of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Kat (left) and Swarm (right)

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Laurent.

Amongst tags from the Queer Sprayers (Zilch, Listen, EHT, Sad Punx).

Tava (top), Futur Lasor Now (centre) and Swarm (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Dominique.

With a doilie paste-up by Stela.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Between two doilie paste-ups by Stela.

Unidentified artist (top stencil), Swarm (centre) and Stela (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Photo © Swarm.

Photo © Swarm.

With a Futur Lasor Now poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swarm (top) and Stela (bottom) on St-Dominique.

Above photo © Swarm.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

On a doilie.

Lily Luciole poster with three of Swarm’s (pink) designs pasted over it.

Collaboration with Lily Luciole in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration with Lily Luciole in Petite-Patrie.

Wheatpaste montage in the alley behind St-Hubert; photo © Swarm.

Wheatpaste montage for a climate change march and Decolonizing Street Art.

Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (top right, bottom left) for Decolonizing Street Art.

Futur Lasor Now (top), Pnda (very top) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

For Decolonizing Street Art.

For Decolonizing Street Art. Also visible bottom right is another wheatpaste, this one by Red Bandit.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Poster for Decolonizing Street Art on the George General d’Auto Reparation.


Stickers

For the 375th anniversary of Montreal.

Collaboration sticker with Stela based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up to view).

Collaboration sticker with Zola based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up to view).

Another collaboaration sticker with Zola.

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