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Past Artwork

Scarborough Heroes: A History in Colour

Joseph Osei Bonsu


This artwork will be available from February 7, 2022 to April 30, 2022.

Scarborough Heroes: A History in Colour celebrates Black figures both past and present that hail from Scarborough. From Kardinal Offishall to Robert Brown, each of the 13 framed illustrations will hang inside Scarborough Town Centre telling the story of how each hero is connected to and represents the best of Scarborough. This exhibit launches Scarborough Town Centre’s Black History Month and remains as an ongoing exhibit for several months as we continue to pay homage to these hometown heroes. 

An interactive online exhibit includes visual art and downloadable activities/colouring pages for kids. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Joseph has always had a fascination with the visual arts. His inspiration originates from comic books and animated shows that he grew up watching.  

Joseph is the co-founder of Heroes of the World with his long-time friend, Mark Williams. Bonsu also illustrated the children's book Race With Me with authors Andre DeGrasse and Robert Budd. 

Download the full colouring book today!

Additional Information

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ArtworxTO Hub EAST | Scarborough Town Centre - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5

Curator: The Spoken Soul Collective

STC is well-known for its deep connections to creative communities, arts, culture and representing the people of Scarborough. The Spoken Soul Collective’s Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony, Dwayne Morgan and Randell Adjei continue to write this story through their curated exhibition "Scarborough: The Backbone" showcasing the wealth of talent in Toronto, in fun, engaging ways, while creating opportunities for the public to get in on the action. Stay tuned for workshops, programs and performances with hub partners Scarborough Arts.