Public Art Capital Projects

Public art will be integrated into the City's capital planning and budgeting process and be included in plans for new and renewed facilities, parks and infrastructure. This work will become part of the Civic Collection.

Current Public Art Projects

Alderville Commemoration Project

The City is collaborating with Alderville First Nation to create a commemorative public art project that will be installed at Lake Ontario Park. A Jury has selected the work "Manidoo Ogitigan" ("Spirit Garden") by Terence Radford as the winning proposal for the Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project

Victoria Park

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.

A public art call for this project was held and an artist was selected by a Jury. The City will be announcing the selected artist in December 2019.

Kingston Airport

Including public art as part of the expansion of Norman Rogers Airport was identified as a way to enhance the visitor experience and to create a lasting impression on people passing through the airport. Two projects were selected for installation at the airport:

  • a media wall designed to feature digital art, and;
  • a mural project inspired by a piece of public art originally commissioned for the Airport in 2001, a quilt titled Forever by artist Laurene King-McGill.

The mural project, which will be installed next to the entrance of the newly reconfigured security area, has been in progress since 2018. An artist has been directly commissioned for this project based on specific skills and experience applicable to the project. The City will be announcing the selected artist in November 2019.

The media wall will feature work created by commissioned digital artists through open calls for submission that can be rotated according to a schedule. More information on this project will be announced in early 2020.

Upcoming Opportunities

There are currently no artist calls for permanent public art.

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