Established in 1985, the City of Ottawa`s Public Art Program is committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Ottawa by collecting, commissioning and exhibiting works of art focusing on local artists. The Public Art Program commissions site-specific works of art for display in public places. One percent of funds for new municipal development are mandated for public art in order to enhance public spaces and make art accessible to everyone.
In keeping with the Percent for Art Policy, the City of Ottawa invited artists to apply to develop, design and implement a public art commission to be installed at the southeast corner of the Churchill Avenue and Byron Avenue intersection, within the limits of the Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation project.
Following an evaluation process based on artist’s previous work, experience, qualifications and creativity of approach, local artist Jennifer Stead is the winner of the public art competition for the Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation. Ms. Stead`s sculpture Tree of Life (working title) will be situated at the southeast corner of the intersection of Churchill Avenue and Byron Avenue and is schedule for installation in the spring of 2015. For more information regarding Ms. Stead’s sculpture, including images of a sculpture prototype, please select the following link to be redirected to the City’s webpage specific to the Churchill Avenue Public Art Feature.
Should you have any questions specific to the Churchill Avenue Public Art Feature, please direct them to the City of Ottawa’s coordinator for the Churchill Avenue Public Art Feature, Ms. Melissa Black.
Public Art Officer
Public Art Program
City of Ottawa
172 Guigues Avenue
Tele: (613) 244-4261
Fax: (613) 244-4432