Public art installation in Guelph’s downtown

Press release.

On Monday, July 7, Ted Fullerton, a celebrated Canadian artist, will install four sculptures in Guelph’s Civic Precinct—the open space bordered by Wilson, Carden, and Farquhar streets.

Fullerton’s art will unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station and the Guelph Farmer’s Market building. The four sculptures—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in Hand, Bird/Watching, and Perch—will establish a sightline for people to engage with the installation as they move along Carden Street.

Last summer, the City of Guelph invited experienced individual artists or teams to apply for the opportunity to create public artwork for the Civic Precinct. A citizen-appointed Public Art Selection Panel reviewed 16 applications and short-listed three artists, including Fullerton, who were asked to submit formal proposals.

The total budget for the art project is $150,000, approved by City Council through the 2013 capital budget process. This is the first piece to be commissioned through the City’s
Public Art Policy
, and is being coordinated by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee of the Council-appointed Cultural Advisory Committee.

What: Public art installation

Who: Ted Fullerton

Where: Guelph’s Civic Precinct

When: Monday, July 7, 2014 beginning at 6:30 a.m. (expected to take six hours)

About Ted Fullerton

Ted Fullerton is an acclaimed artist who works in contemporary painting, printmaking and sculpture. He has achieved numerous awards such as the Juror’s Award in the CIM Centennial Art Competition and the Boston Printmaker’s Juried Exhibition award. He has exhibited his work across Canada, England, Australia, Spain, and Yugoslavia. Locally, Fullerton’s work can be seen at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Sculpture Park in Guelph, and at the Benton and Charles Street municipal parking garage in Kitchener. Fullerton lives in Tottenham, Ontario, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. To view his work, visit
tedfullerton.net

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