Delegate Info: Public Art Pre-Conference
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The Creative City Network of Canada is pleased to support a comprehensive conversation about public art through our annual pre-conference, the Public Art Year in Review, P2P presentations, expert panel members and our inaugural excellence in Public Art Award. 
Delegate Info: Public Art Pre-Conference 
The afternoon of October 17, join our keynote speaker Jill Anholt who will discuss the opportunities, challenges and changes occurring in public art projects commissioned through a transportation lens.  Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion between Jill and guests Barbara Luecke, Public Art Program Manager, Sound Transit and Helena Grdadolnik, Director of Urban Design and Culture at Workshop Architecture. 

Keynote Speaker 

Jill Anholt: "Public Art and Transportation: A Change in Context" 

Jill Anholt is a visual artist based in Vancouver, BC who has been creating site specific works in the public realm since 1998. Anholt's practice ranges from complex integrated works in parks, pedestrian walkways and transit stations to small scale installations in buildings and public plazas across North America.

Her installations explore the relationship between nature and infrastructure, body and place; revealing layers of personal and cultural memory and experience. Environmental sustainability plays a generative role in the conceptual development, form and material expression of many of her works. Along with her art practice, Jill is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. 


Barbara Luecke

Barbara has worked and collaborated with artists for over 25 years. She currently manages the public art program for Sound Transit, the agency expanding light rail in the greater Seattle area. She creates opportunities for artists to incorporate their art and thinking into the everyday experiences of people using the regional transit system -- through collaborations with artists, architects, engineers, fabricators, construction workers and communities. 
Barbara finds it rewarding to work with artists in all stages of their careers, and particularly enjoys bringing artists new to public art into the field. She has helped produce over a 100 public art projects. 
Helena Grdadolnik

Helena is the Director of Urban Design and Culture at Workshop Architecture. She is an urban designer, cultural planner and public art curator. Helena is a member of the Creative City Network of Canada’s Public Art Network Advisory, the City of Toronto’s Public Art Commission, Art Consultants Canada, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Helena has been assisting Partners in Art in developing LandMarks2017/Repères2017 since January 2015. 

Roundtable Discussions 

The afternoon will be capped off by our annual roundtable discussions on topics relevant to public art in our communities. Three sessions will be offered to enable participants to have conversations and nerwork with other attendees from across Canada. If you're new to the world of public art these discussions are the perfect opportunity to discover more about the field. If you're a seasoned expert, you can look forward to chatting about current topics, diverse issues, and sharing experiences with other public art enthusiasts.  

Session topics include: 
  • Inclusion of Indigenous Arts and Artists
  • Youth Engagement
  • Municipal Support for Community-led Projects
  • Social Practices 
  • Canada 150 Public Art Initiatives
  • Transportation and Public Art 
  • Conservation, Care and Maintenance 
  • New Media/New Technologies 
  • Community Impact of Public Art : Measuring success 
  • Municipal Responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls for Action

Awards of Excellence - Public Art 

The Creative City Network of Canada Awards Program is designed to acknowledge visionary leadership and excellence in best practice in local cultural policy, planning and program delivery. The Awards of Excellence - Public Art recognizes a Canadian municipality that demonstrated visionary leadership by supporting an excellent program and process that led to a successful public art project or program. Join us the evening of October 17, as the first recipient of this award is celebrated.

Public Art in Canada: A Year in Review

The Creative City Network of Canada celebrates our second annual public art year in review.  Hear from the selected Canadian communities who successfully implemented outstanding public art projects in 2015. 
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