To celebrate the completion of the Civic Precinct art project, members of the public are invited to a reception to meet celebrated Canadian artist Ted Fullerton.
Fullerton’s artworks—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in Hand, Bird/Watching, and Perch—were installed last month and unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station, and the Guelph Farmer’s Market building. The sculptures establish a sightline for people to engage with the installation as they move along Carden Street.
Following a short reception at City Hall, Fullerton will lead a guided walking tour and share stories behind each sculpture’s creation.
The total budget for the art project was $150,000, approved by City Council through the 2013 capital budget process. This was the first project to be commissioned through the City’s
Public Art Policy
, and was coordinated by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee of the Council-appointed Cultural Advisory Committee.
Meet the artist and guided walking tour
Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street
Friday, August 22, 2014
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, Ont., and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. To view his work, visit tedfullerton.net.