A Collective of Public Art and Cultural Planning Professionals

Projects

Selected Projects

Minto Place Complex - Project Development and Delivery:   Annalee Adair, Project Manager A. Adair & Associates  Northshore, a stunning exterior sculpture by acclaimed Canadian artist Noel Harding, is located on the northeast exterior corner of the Minto Place property. It features a revolving landscape planter atop a massive 14-foot, stainless steel vessel. This was Minto's first public art project and our work involved a full service option including project design and budget, site and artist and jury selection, installation and opening ceremony. 

Minto Place Complex - Project Development and Delivery: 
Annalee Adair, Project Manager A. Adair & Associates

Northshore, a stunning exterior sculpture by acclaimed Canadian artist Noel Harding, is located on the northeast exterior corner of the Minto Place property. It features a revolving landscape planter atop a massive 14-foot, stainless steel vessel. This was Minto's first public art project and our work involved a full service option including project design and budget, site and artist and jury selection, installation and opening ceremony. 

Kingston Public Art Master Plan:   Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead at Workshop Architecture; Annalee Adair, Manager at City of Kingston   A Public Art Master Plan was developed for the City of Kingston in consultation with an Interdepartmental Working Group and an external Public Art Advisory Group (made up of artists and arts organizations). The Master Plan established program goals and public art siting to provide direction on capital spending for public art in parks and public spaces across the city.  A comprehensive public consultation plan included a panel discussion at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, interactive consultation events and a public survey.

Kingston Public Art Master Plan: 
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead at Workshop Architecture; Annalee Adair, Manager at City of Kingston

A Public Art Master Plan was developed for the City of Kingston in consultation with an Interdepartmental Working Group and an external Public Art Advisory Group (made up of artists and arts organizations). The Master Plan established program goals and public art siting to provide direction on capital spending for public art in parks and public spaces across the city.

A comprehensive public consultation plan included a panel discussion at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, interactive consultation events and a public survey.

Supercrawl Festival, Hamilton, ON:   Ciara McKeown, Curator with Supercrawl Art Committee  Supercrawl is one of the largest multi-disciplinary cultural festivals in Southern Ontario. Showcasing great music alongside an entire street of cultural experiences — a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun (local, regional national and international). Projects by local, regional, national, and international artists are selected bases on artistic merit, originality, and ability to integrate within the festival's scale and energy. The goal of the Supercrawl Art Committee is to select contemporary visual art pieces that will enhance the overall Supercrawl experience.

Supercrawl Festival, Hamilton, ON: 
Ciara McKeown, Curator with Supercrawl Art Committee

Supercrawl is one of the largest multi-disciplinary cultural festivals in Southern Ontario. Showcasing great music alongside an entire street of cultural experiences — a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun (local, regional national and international). Projects by local, regional, national, and international artists are selected bases on artistic merit, originality, and ability to integrate within the festival's scale and energy. The goal of the Supercrawl Art Committee is to select contemporary visual art pieces that will enhance the overall Supercrawl experience.

 
(Park)ing Day In Port Credit:   Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead with the City of Mississauga  In the (PARK)ing Day project, temporary artwork was used as a public consultation tool and a demonstration project to explore the future possibilities for the streetscape on Lakeshore Road, Port Credit’s main street. Artists transformed four parking spaces into art for 10-days. The project was realized in partnership with the local BIA, Community Foundation and Mississauga Transit.The project tied in with international PARK(ing) Day, Culture Days weekend and the Port Credit Culture Node Pilot.

(Park)ing Day In Port Credit: 
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead with the City of Mississauga

In the (PARK)ing Day project, temporary artwork was used as a public consultation tool and a demonstration project to explore the future possibilities for the streetscape on Lakeshore Road, Port Credit’s main street. Artists transformed four parking spaces into art for 10-days. The project was realized in partnership with the local BIA, Community Foundation and Mississauga Transit.The project tied in with international PARK(ing) Day, Culture Days weekend and the Port Credit Culture Node Pilot.

CSO Arts Master Plan, Seattle:   Sans façon, with Ciara McKeown, Project Manager  In 2016, Sans façon in collaboration with Ciara McKeown, completed the CSO Art Master Plan for 4Culture and King County Wastewater Treatment Division in Seattle, WA. The plan is a curatorial framework to engage artists and citizens in the issues which influence and effect a system which is largely unseen, unknown, citywide and vital to urban life. This system-based approach required a comprehensive and conceptual framework that brings both broad artistic thinking and solid understanding of the physical, social, economic, and environmental context together.

CSO Arts Master Plan, Seattle: 
Sans façon, with Ciara McKeown, Project Manager

In 2016, Sans façon in collaboration with Ciara McKeown, completed the CSO Art Master Plan for 4Culture and King County Wastewater Treatment Division in Seattle, WA.
The plan is a curatorial framework to engage artists and citizens in the issues which influence and effect a system which is largely unseen, unknown, citywide and vital to urban life. This system-based approach required a comprehensive and conceptual framework that brings both broad artistic thinking and solid understanding of the physical, social, economic, and environmental context together.

Mississauga Public Art Program Development:   Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead with the City of Mississauga      A Framework for a Public Art Program was developed for the City of Mississauga to establish a program of public art for the municipality. The Framework included guiding principles, budget provision, acquisition models and donation policies. Delivery of the program involved managing a range of public art projects including short films on urban screens in Celebration Square and a sculpture by Michel de Broin in a downtown roundabout.

Mississauga Public Art Program Development: 
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead with the City of Mississauga

A Framework for a Public Art Program was developed for the City of Mississauga to establish a program of public art for the municipality. The Framework included guiding principles, budget provision, acquisition models and donation policies. Delivery of the program involved managing a range of public art projects including short films on urban screens in Celebration Square and a sculpture by Michel de Broin in a downtown roundabout.

 
Monument to the Canadian Aid Workers Project Development and Delivery:   Annalee Adair, Project Manager A. Adair & Associates  "Reflection" by John Greer was commissioned by Canadian Red Cross, Path Canada and Canadian Nurses Association to recognize the humanitarian contributions of Canadian Aid Workers killed abroad. We offered  full service  on this project from conception, site negotiation and approval from NCC, fundraising, governement relations with the Office of the Governal General and Canadian International Development Agency, artist selection, implemtation and installation management, opening ceremony and plaque, artist catalogue and media and promotion plan. 

Monument to the Canadian Aid Workers Project Development and Delivery: 
Annalee Adair, Project Manager A. Adair & Associates

"Reflection" by John Greer was commissioned by Canadian Red Cross, Path Canada and Canadian Nurses Association to recognize the humanitarian contributions of Canadian Aid Workers killed abroad. We offered full service on this project from conception, site negotiation and approval from NCC, fundraising, governement relations with the Office of the Governal General and Canadian International Development Agency, artist selection, implemtation and installation management, opening ceremony and plaque, artist catalogue and media and promotion plan. 

Creating Urban Art Workshop:  Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead at Workshop Architecture  A two-part artist workshop called “Creating Urban Art” was developed for StreetARToronto’s Outside the Box project and the Art Gallery of Ontario. During the workshop held at the AGO, artists reviewed best practices in urban art around the world and developed a proposal for art on City traffic signal boxes at various locations around Toronto. This workshop was a chance for artists to learn how to develop a public art proposal and to receive feedback from public art experts and City staff members.

Creating Urban Art Workshop:
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead at Workshop Architecture

A two-part artist workshop called “Creating Urban Art” was developed for StreetARToronto’s Outside the Box project and the Art Gallery of Ontario. During the workshop held at the AGO, artists reviewed best practices in urban art around the world and developed a proposal for art on City traffic signal boxes at various locations around Toronto. This workshop was a chance for artists to learn how to develop a public art proposal and to receive feedback from public art experts and City staff members.

City of Edmonton- Public Art Policy Review & Future Directions Report:   Annalee Adair, Project Manager A. Adair & Associates  The Edmonton Arts Council engaged us to provide a synopsis of the City of Edmonton’s policies and procedures documents, conduct a comparative analysis and key recommendations. The report successfully transtioned public art from a stand-alone set of policies and procedures to an integral part of the City of Edmonton’s and the EAC’s vision and plan for cultural development in the new Culture Plan. 

City of Edmonton- Public Art Policy Review & Future Directions Report: 
Annalee Adair, Project Manager A. Adair & Associates

The Edmonton Arts Council engaged us to provide a synopsis of the City of Edmonton’s policies and procedures documents, conduct a comparative analysis and key recommendations. The report successfully transtioned public art from a stand-alone set of policies and procedures to an integral part of the City of Edmonton’s and the EAC’s vision and plan for cultural development in the new Culture Plan. 

 
Public Art Now Workshop:   Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead at Workshop Architecture  Public Art Now was a course developed for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s adult education program. Public Art Now was a four-week roaming workshop that explored a range of public art practice, from sculpture to more ephemeral transformations of public space by artists and designers.  Visiting parks, streets, squares and subway stations, students discussed dozens of public art works and historical monuments in Toronto. The classes also made connections to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibitions and collections while considering the state of public art today.

Public Art Now Workshop: 
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Lead at Workshop Architecture

Public Art Now was a course developed for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s adult education program. Public Art Now was a four-week roaming workshop that explored a range of public art practice, from sculpture to more ephemeral transformations of public space by artists and designers.

Visiting parks, streets, squares and subway stations, students discussed dozens of public art works and historical monuments in Toronto. The classes also made connections to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibitions and collections while considering the state of public art today.

FrontierSpace:   Helena Grdadolnik, Project Manager with SpaceAgency   FrontierSpace was an initiative to get people to rediscover the alleys in historic Gastown through an urban installation and three days of events attended by more than 3000 visitors. The urban installation was designed through an open international competition. Tokyo architects Matsuoka and Tamura won with their concept called “Balloon Caught.”

FrontierSpace: 
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Manager with SpaceAgency

FrontierSpace was an initiative to get people to rediscover the alleys in historic Gastown through an urban installation and three days of events attended by more than 3000 visitors. The urban installation was designed through an open international competition. Tokyo architects Matsuoka and Tamura won with their concept called “Balloon Caught.”

LandMarks2017:   Helena Grdadolnik, Project Director consulting for Partners in Art   LandMarks2017 was a project developed for the non-profit Partners in Art who lead the project that included 7 curators, 12 artists and 16 art universities. LandMarks2017 invited people to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites in June 2017. LandMarks2017’s goal was to inspire dialogue about people, places and perspectives that have shaped our past and are vital to our futures.

LandMarks2017: 
Helena Grdadolnik, Project Director consulting for Partners in Art

LandMarks2017 was a project developed for the non-profit Partners in Art who lead the project that included 7 curators, 12 artists and 16 art universities. LandMarks2017 invited people to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites in June 2017. LandMarks2017’s goal was to inspire dialogue about people, places and perspectives that have shaped our past and are vital to our futures.