National Sculpture Competition
Start date: 1 February, 2016
End date: 1 June, 2017
To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017 the Gardiner is planning two legacy projects, which will engage the community in the creativity of clay. The Gardiner Museum wants to encourage the creation of public art, and the use of clay/ceramics for the creation of large-scale works for important public areas, such as the Gardiner Museum plaza with the 2013 acquisition and installation of a Jun Kaneko “head.”
Through a national competition there is the opportunity to heighten the awareness of the benefits of public art, enhance the appreciation of artists who work in clay and the versatility of the medium itself, as well as build a foundation for the funding of a specific work through multiple smaller donations or a crowd sourcing approach.
Nature of the Project Reach
This project will have national reach as the competition for the sculpture will be open to artists from coast to coast to coast.
- create a lasting legacy in clay of Canada's sesquicentennial - support contemporary Canadian artists - hold a national competition juried by a panel of experts to select the winning work
The Gardiner is open to collaborating with other arts organizations across the country to spread the word about the competition.