Posts Tagged with 'public art'

Following in his Footsteps

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.

We worked with Robert Cram Workshop in developing the landscape elements of the artwork and Maker Sculpture in casting the unique pavers.

 

 

 


Out of the Box

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.

 


Lighting the Winter Night

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.

 


Site Visiting

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!


Art Underground

Join us June 5th for a Public Art Concept Presentation of our proposal Outside the Lines for Wilson Station on the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway system. The proposed project seeks to capture the site’s capacity for dynamic movement through bursts of colourful sculptural forms. Rather than a singular static art piece, Outside the Lines is playfully fluid. Popping out of walls, shooting through floors and coiling around columns, it flows through the sprawling station in the form of ten vibrant installations.


Nature’s Wild Backyard

We’re pleased to announce that we’re creating a new public artwork for the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Our piece Animal Family will be integrated into the new Urban Barn as part of the zoo’s Nature’s Wild Backyard revitalization. The redevelopment’s design by the Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative has already won an award and the real thing will be well worth a visit once it’s complete. We’ll keep you posted as our project develops.


Artpark 16

We spent a fine Canada Day in Denmark in the company of our friends at Gaestatelier Hollufgard. We were there to mount our pieces A Veil of Skavgraes and A Bell Rings in the Forest (the latter with Floyd K. Stein). With carefully packed luggage in tow, the Veil made its way overseas with us for final assembly on site. The trip allowed us to realize the pieces we conceived at the previous summer’s Tilsynekomster (Appearances) symposium for the Artpark 16 exhibition. The outdoor show will run through November, 2016.


Dreaming Along the Pan Am Path

‘Brellies’ is a proposal by LeuWebb Projects for a series of public art pieces to animate a section along the planned Pan Am Path for Toronto’s Pan Am/Parapan Am Games 2015.

The Pan Am Path is a remarkable initiative combining the power of culture and sport to create a living path across Toronto. Working with a Toronto Local Arts Service Organization, East End Arts, we hope to further develop the design to engage the community and site in this section of the city’s inner suburbs.