Old Ottawa South Community Association

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

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Public Art Online Consultation

Four artists have been shortlisted to participate in a mentorship opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artist-designed public bench. Two artists will be selected to design benches that will be installed on the western side of the Rideau Canal, between the Rideau Canal and the re-landscaped wetland area.  One bench will be commissioned specifically to an Algonquin artist. 

After 46 artists enthusiastically responded to an Expression of Interest, the Art Selection Committee shortlisted four artists: Claude Latour, Doreen T. Stevens, Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler, and Sally Lee Sheeks.

Have your say!

The public is invited to partake in an online survey, to view the four final proposals and to provide feedback. The Art Selection Committee will take the public’s comments into consideration when they meet to evaluate the proposals and select the winning design.

Complete the survey! Available until July 15, 2018.

Join us at one of Ottawa’s Farmer’s Markets for a chance to take the survey:

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Place: Old Ottawa East 

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Place: Lansdowne Park

View full list of artists!

The City of Ottawa commissions professional artists’ works for display in public spaces.  A percent of funds for municipal development projects is set aside for public art in order to beautify the space and make art accessible to everyone.

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