City seeks input on public art for the Ottawa South Community Centre
An opportunity to meet the four shortlisted artists/artist teams, view their proposals and record your comments will take place on Tuesday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
in the Lounge of the Ottawa South Community Centre located at 260 Sunnyside Avenue. Public comments will be taken into consideration as the art selection committee decides on the winning proposal.
The renovation and expansion of the Ottawa South Community Centre includes multi-purpose rooms around a new central lobby as well as a new exterior courtyard at the front of the building that will provide a gathering place for the community.
In keeping with the Percent for Art Policy, the City's Community Arts Program initiated a competition for a site-specific public art commission for the new expansion. The call for submissions identified two areas to incorporate public art: the exterior courtyard and the open-concept lobby. Alternate sites designated by artists were also taken into consideration.
Four of the ten local artists that responded to the $19,400 commission were shortlisted to present preliminary sketches, scale models or maquettes and detailed work plans including budgets of their proposed artworks: Deborah Margo; Chandler Swain and Carolynne Pynne Trudeau; Mark Thompson; and Andrew Wright
The City of Ottawa commissions local artists' works for display in public spaces from a per cent of funds that is set aside for municipal development projects. Public art is found in municipal buildings, open spaces, pedestrian corridors, roadways, and transit ways. It creates a unique sense of place, a destination, focal points for activity, and meeting places.
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