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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.

We want to hear from you on November 1, 2017

Which artwork and location do you like best?

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

In an exciting evening of presentations from four award-winning Canadian artists, you will not only gain insight into the creative process, but also have your say on the art concept and location you’d like to see realized in the community!

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Preliminary site location results are in!

The City of St. Albert’s Art in Public Places team is committed to providing engaging, inspiring opportunities for community participation in the public art process. Working together with key stakeholders, we identified three possible site locations that offered maximum public visibility, engagement and enjoyment.

Between August 1 and 27, 2017 we took to the streets and cyberspace for public input on preferred site locations. Over 600 people participated in pop-ups, outreach and an online survey. The results …

Location 1 St. Anne Street roundabout 57%
Location 2 Greenspace by Mission Avenue 30%
Location 3 Kingswood Park drop-off circle 13%

Location Finalists

Location 1: St. Anne Street roundabout

Location 2: Greenspace by Mission Avenue

The Artists

Jean-François Cooke & Pierre Sasseville
Québec City, QC

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.

Doug Bentham
Saskatoon, SK

Douglas Bentham is an internationally recognized sculptor with a career that spans over 45 years. His public artworks expand on the rich tradition of abstract modernism and demonstrate the power of abstract objects to enliven their environments. Bentham has presented over 50 solo exhibitions across Canada and participated in over 100 group shows. He is represented in numerous private and public collections with many notable public sculptures installed at popular outdoor settings across the country.

Gerald Beaulieu
Stratford, PEI

Gerald Beaulieu is an award-winning sculptor and installation artist with an active practice that spans 25 years. For Beaulieu, art-making is about re-presenting everyday encounters as extraordinary, thereby giving the audience access to a wider field of vision and experience. He has won many national awards and exhibited in 70 solo and group shows across Canada, the United States and Europe. Beaulieu’s works are in numerous public collections and his permanent and temporary public art installations adorn cities across Canada.

Gordon Reeve
Ridgeway, ON
Video of past project

Gordon Reeve is a sculptor, award-winning filmmaker and retired professor from the University of Manitoba. His site-specific public artworks push the limits of fabrication technology and are ecologically responsible. Past projects include creating earthworks, bronze and concrete waterfalls, buoyancy as passive energy, satellite interface solar-powered lighting, wind-activated and solar-powered radiant heating of sculpture, as well as suspending 40-foot-long (3,000-pound) curved steel arms from single pivot points. Since 1974, Reeve has completed many significant public art sculptures in cities across Canada.


Last edited: October 25, 2017

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