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Fire Headquarters Public Art Project

Fire Headquarters

Our Public Art Program and the Calgary Fire Department have commissioned Calgary artist Doug Driediger to design and implement a mural in the reception lobby of Fire Headquarters, located at 4144 11 St. S.E. The lobby has space for a two dimensional, memorial-themed mural to honour our fallen firefighters. The project was approved in 2017 with a budget of $14k and will be completed in 2018.

The goal of the mural is to provide an understanding of the Fire Department’s history, personal sacrifice, and inspire viewers while recognizing the importance of fire safety.

This project’s selection panel chose Doug for this project from our Artist Roster. The selection panel consists of three arts professionals, three community representatives, and a Calgary Fire Department representative. This panel will also approve the artist’s concept.

‘With the location providing the opportunity for a large mural, we need an artist who has proven experience in painting on a massive scale. The sensitivity of the subject - a mural with a memorial theme in the Fire Headquarters – demands a mature artist used to working collaboratively with clients. The work of the selected artist, Doug Driediger, showed examples of attention to detail with historic imagery and figurative work we think will work well for this project.’
- Selection panel

The Artist

Doug Driediger is a Calgary-based artist, muralist, and graphic designer who graduated from ACAD in 1980 with an honours diploma focusing on painting. He is also the Founder and Creative Director of Metrographics, a design and advertising studio that specializes in fine-art-based problem solving.

Doug’s career has a national reputation for excellence. He is a juried member of the Graphic Designers of Canada as well as with Canada’s prestigious National Watercolour society, the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC).

With a focus on large-scale public art, Doug is best known for his interpretive work for Parks Canada/Alberta Parks, as well as his iconic murals for CUPS, the Petroleum Club, and the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede in downtown Calgary. In total, he has completed over 40 murals throughout Western Canada. His art is included in several significant collections including a major purchase award by the Alberta Foundation of the Arts.

Legacy
Legacy
CP History
CP History
Giving Wings to the Dream
Giving Wings to the Dream