Share this page Print

Public Art 101 Workshop: The Steps of Developing A Public Art Project

Participants joined acclaimed public artist Bill Pechet of Vancouver's Pechet Studio as he presented a Public Art 101 workshop entitled, 'The Steps of Developing a Public Art Project: Planning, Budgeting and Making it Happen'.  

The session included a 45-minute discussion about the various ways in which artists can come to exist in the public realm and how they are required to change methods to work in these ways. A two-hour interactive workshop followed where small groups came together to work on a theoretical project that they took apart to study and build a plan for based on the theoretical idea.

The workshop is free and everyone is welcome, but space is limited and advance registration appreciated.  

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Nickle Galleries, Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Library University of Calgary

About Bill Pechet

Artist Bill Pechet

Bill received degrees in Geography and Visual Arts from the University of Victoria in 1979 and 1981 respectively, followed by a professional degree in Architecture in 1987 from the University of British Columbia School of Architecture. In addition to his leadership in the studio, Bill is a lecturer-in-practice at the University of BC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is also the school’s representative to the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architecture’s board of examiners. Bill is a frequent lecturer on issues of the built urban environment and the critical role that public space can play in the development of healthy and vibrant cities. In June 2013, he spoke at the North American Jewish Cemetery conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on the work of his studio. Bill currently holds a public art commission for the City of Calgary’s Tuscany LRT station.

Visit the Public Art 101 webpage to learn about other courses on offer in 2015.