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Public Art 101

Public Art 101 sessions allow us to provide ongoing support and professional development opportunities to artists who are transitioning their practice from studio work to the realm of public art.

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2017 Session Launch

We are pleased to announce the current session line-up for our Public Art 101 Professional Development Series geared towards artists and community members. Topics are chosen based on the needs and interests expressed by artists. All of the sessions are free but registration is limited.

To pre-register for the sessions, please email publicart@calgary.ca.

 
 

The Public Art 101 Professional sessions provide ongoing support and professional development opportunities to artists who are transitioning their practice from studio work to the realm of public art. Topics are chosen based on the needs and interests expressed by artists. Sessions are free but registration is required.

To pre-register for the sessions, please email publicart@calgary.ca.

Developing a Public Art Project Part 2

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Historic Holy Angels School, Gymnasium - 2105 Cliff Street S.W.

Explore the non-traditional ways in which artists can work in the public realm, such as social practice, community engagement, temporary practices and performance art.

Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (Calgary, Canada) work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated urban objects, typically presented in multiple. Their practice combines divergent aesthetic and industrial backgrounds, often resulting in transformative public sculptures and installations. Beckoning viewers with interactive contexts and novel materials, their projects invite strangers to share in experiential moments, prompting collaborative viewership. Using mass-produced objects as a reference to cities as an immeasurable quantity of materials, people, and situations, Brown & Garrett’s practice evokes the possibility of renewed understanding through a critical shift in perspective - incandescentcloud.com.

Victoria Stanton and Sylvie Tourangeau (members of TouVA Collective). Founded in the spring of 2007, the TouVA Collective (Sylvie Tourangeau, Victoria Stanton and Anne Bérubé) is a Montreal-based performance art trio that has been researching the practice of performance through multiple frameworks and approaches. In addition to presenting performances, conducting workshops, creating dynamic artist talks and offering coaching to artists in a variety of contexts – including international festivals – TouVA is a group of artist-researchers interested in a profound exploration of the performative. Working consistently from a model of exchange and dialogue, their first book, The 7th Sense will be released through Centre SAGAMIE and M:ST in the Fall of 2017 - TouVA.net.

Performance Art Workshop with TouVA:

TouVA (Sylvie Tourangeau, Victoria Stanton, Anne Bérubé) will deliver the workshop Infiltrating and Relational Practice in Public Space II, in collaboration with The City of Calgary Public Art Program and M:ST Festival. The workshop is offered over a course of three days in October 2017. A final public presentation will be held at the end of the session with the participants who are interested in taking part.
TouVA
TouVA performance. Darling Foundry, Montreal, August 2013. Photo: Eric Robertson

Infiltrating and Relational Practice in Public Space II
October 11-14, 2017
Public performance event: Saturday, October 14, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Historic Holy Angels School (Cliff Bungalow)
2105 Cliff Street SW Calgary

Reception and Publication Launch of The 7th Sense
7 - 9 p.m.
Untitled Art Society, 343 11 Ave SW
Presented by the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival - www.mstfestival.org