The Public Art Learning Series is presented by the City of Ottawa Public Art Program to provide artists and arts professionals alike with key knowledge, tools and methods to take ideas from the studio into the field of public art. The first session was held in November 2018.
The Public Art Learning Series is made possible by the O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program funding.
New! Free admission! The following sessions are now open for registration: Session #2 & Session #3.
Session #2: Positioning Public Art in Ottawa Today
This public lecture will celebrate and contextualize contemporary public art from large-scale permanent commission works to smaller community-based projects. A panel of local artists who have adapted their studio practices to create art in the public realm will speak to their experiences. This will be followed by a keynote presentation by an invited leading artist.
This session will be presented in English with optional simultaneous translation in French.
Photo: Adrian Göllner, Stand, 2009, glass, 24 x170', Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa. City of Ottawa Art Collection, 2009-0015. (Photo credit: Adrian Göllner.)
Session #3: Public Art Workshop
The Public Art Workshop is intended for artists with studio practices but who have little experience with public art. This workshop will introduce attendees to the public art process and the challenges involved in winning a commission. Artist Adrian Göllner will lead the workshop which will include presentations by a professional public art manager and a professional fabricator. The workshop is presented by the City of Ottawa Public Art Program in partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery.
This session will be presented in English with optional simultaneous translation (to be confirmed).
Photo: Adrian Göllner, North, 2005, dichroic glass and aluminum, 6.2m round, Canadian Embassy, Berlin. (Photo credit: Karen Mills.)