Christine Leu recently spoke about art as placemaking as part of the Amplify Culture Summit 2018 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, sharing the stage with artists and designers Sage Paul and Jesse Stewart.
We were honoured to have our Terry Fox commemorative landscape, Following in his Footsteps, publicly unveiled during the 2018 Terry Fox Run in London, Ontario. Created as a living, dynamic space along the Thames River, the work integrates imprints of Terry’s iconic running gait, geology from the beginning and end of his journey, and native plantings that highlight key points of Terry’s story.
Material and testing was underway this month as we carried out a site visit to the Edmonton Valley Zoo to survey our ‘Animal Family’ integrated public art work being readied for install. The piece was fabricated in sections and transported in carefully packed crates, colour coded!
Read all about it in our interview with the Edmonton Arts Council here.
We’re putting the finishing touches on our very rare limited edition of seven unique bronze pieces of our Flotsam Particles series. We’ll be unveiling the seven sculptures at Swipe Design, 401 Richmond, as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, January 14th through January 21st.
Please contact us directly for purchase.
Thanks to Maker Technical Sculpture Services for their skilled foundry work.
We recently mounted our Shine & Shimmer installation at Ontario Place for the inaugural Winter Light exhibition taking place from December 8th to March 18th. The West Island of Ontario Place will be home to 12 illuminated exhibits by 20 local artists. Woven through the fabric of the landscape, the exhibition will guide visitors through a journey of exploration all while enjoying the beautiful winter setting.
We had a good trip out to Edmonton and Calgary to connect with our colleagues at the Edmonton Arts Council, Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, and Heavy Industries as we prepare our Animal Family piece for installation at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s award-winning new Urban Barn, currently under construction. Of course Sylvester the resident zoo cat was welcome for the meeting, he just wasn’t allowed outside!
We’ve created a kinetic sculpture that recalls the spirits of vanished means of production for EDIT: Expo for Design Innovation & Technology, at the former Lever Soap factory on the Don River in Toronto. Running from September 28 to October, 2017, the show seeks to provide a platform for ideas that can feed the planet sustainably, build more resilient cities, expand education access, and deliver innovative healthcare solutions to all corners of the earth.
With thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this project.
We’re back curating the sixth edition of Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel in April 18-22, 2018. In the upcoming exhibition, we contemplate AFTER THE FLOOD. What lies beyond once the floodwaters recede? What emerges once the smoke clears? As cataclysmic climate events multiply in tandem with our species’ continuously expanding footprint, we are re-conceiving our relationships with the organic and inorganic world around us in unprecedented ways. The call for submissions closes September 30th.
Image by Drew Desharnais Photography
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