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Public Art Consultation

Have Your Say. Play a part in public art!

From beloved sculptures to fountains and benches, public art is a powerful piece of our community. It can tower high in the air or call attention to the pavement beneath our feet. It can be cast, carved, built or painted. Its shape can be abstract or realistic. But most importantly, public art is a reflection of how we see the world at a given point in time.

On November 1, 2017 we heard from you!

Which artwork and location do you like best?

In recognition of Canada 150, the City of St. Albert’s Art in Public Places program invited you to be part of history by providing input in what is projected to be the City’s largest single public artwork to date.

Over 600 people participated in informational pop-ups, outreach and an online survey to choose the location where the art will be installed in the fall.

The Winning Location

St. Anne Street roundabout

The Winning Art Piece

Migration by award-winning Québec-based Artist Team of Jean-François Cooke and Pierre Sasseville (known as Cooke-Sasseville)

From a distance Migration will resemble stalks of wheat. Upon further inspection, residents will discover 72 Canadian geese featured in the piece—systemically arranged and ready for their yearly journey. Building off the sense of community essential to successful migration, the geese embody group strength, while the sheaf of wheat reminds us of the importance of agriculture to Canada’s economic and social development post-confederation. 

The Artists

Jean-François Cooke & Pierre Sasseville
Québec City, QC
cooke-sasseville.com

Jean-François Cooke and Pierre Sasseville are an award-winning duo collaborating since 2000. Known for visually striking public artworks marked with humor and many levels of interpretation, the team continues to develop their projects in thoughtful relation to the sites and cities where they are installed. The Cooke-Sasseville team has won 23 public art competitions, presented work in numerous solo exhibitions and participated in major collective events in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Mexico, which, in turn, has resulted in an impressive body of sculptures and installations.


 

Last edited: June 28, 2018

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