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West Eau Claire – Public Art

​As part of Calgary’s downtown riverfront, West Eau Claire Park is one of the most well-loved and utilized public spaces in Calgary. Defining the edge of the Centre City, people of all ages and backgrounds come together to enjoy the river and open spaces along West Eau Claire Park.

The concept

In 2014 The City completed a design development process which involved comprehensive community engagement with area residents, stakeholders and citizens from around Calgary. The outcome of this processes resulted in The West Eau Claire Park Public Realm Plan which aims to build on the river’s inherent qualities to create an inspiring public park that truly represents modern Calgary.

Phase I of The West Eau Claire Park Public Realm Plan is focused on the Delta Garden, located south of the iconic Peace Bridge, which will integrate public art into the pathway design.

The artist

An open call to artists was issued and, in accordance with the standard selection process, artists Cailtind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garret were chosen to create a design for the pathways.
Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett are Calgary-based artists who work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. Their work includes the sculpture CLOUD, which debuted at the inaugural Calgary Nuit Blanche in 2012 and they have shown their works internationally in countries such as Russia, Turkey, South Korea and Singapore. When working independently, Wayne is a machinist, musician, and composer; Caitlind is a co-founder and co-curator for WRECK CITY, a curatorial collective.