Victoria Park, located in the heart of the Williamsville neighbourhood is a community hub with many recreational amenities including a community rink, water conservation garden, splash pad and pedestrian bridge. 

Through the recent renovation of the park, an opportunity for the installation of a permanent public art piece was identified. The proposed work is intended to enhance the experience of the park, as well as be fully accessible.

Artists who work in a diverse range of mediums and who identify as emerging, mid-career or established were encouraged to apply. This public art call was held in accordance with the City of Kingston Public Art Policy.

Art type: Permanent
Budget: $55,000
Location: 487 Brock St.

Project timeline

  • April 2018 - Request for Information issued
  • May 2018 - Request for Information closed
  • July 2018 - Jury meeting to select shortlisted artists
  • August 2018 - Notification to shortlisted artists
  • October 2018 - Request for Proposal  issued
  • November 2018 - Shortlisted artists site visit at Victoria Park
  • April 13, 2019 - Public engagement session held
  • May 29, 2019 - Request for Proposal closes
  • June 2019 - Jury meeting to determine selected artist

Next Steps:

  • Fall 2019 - Artist contracted
  • Fall 2019 to Winter 2020 - Art fabrication
  • Spring 2020 - Art installation

Engagement opportunity

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 the City hosted a drop-in public engagement event where the five shortlisted artists who work in a diverse range of mediums and disciplines shared their preliminary public art proposals with the public for feedback and input. At the event, residents had the opportunity to review the proposed themes and concepts, meet the artists behind the proposals and offer their own thoughts and feedback.

Following the public open house, the artists will consider the community feedback received and finalize their concepts. A public art jury comprised of Williamsville residents, artists and arts professionals will review the submissions in spring 2019 and select the artwork that will be installed in Victoria Park later this year.

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