NEW PUBLIC ART LEARNING SERIES: SESSION 1
From Ideas to Reality: Materials & Methods for Outdoor Public Art
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: Routhier Community Centre, 1st floor Lounge, 172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, K1N 5H9.
PLEASE REGISTER BY Monday, November 12, 2018 at EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2PFBA0x
This session will provide tips and guidelines on creating public art in an outdoor setting with experts from le Centre de conservations du Québec (CCQ). Presentation in English with bilingual support material available and bilingual Q&A.
The Public Art Learning Series is presented by the City of Ottawa Public Art Program to provide artists and arts professionals alike with key knowledge, tools and methods to take ideas from the studio into the field of public art.
This first session will focus on the basic considerations for the conception and long-term conservation of outdoor public art. The presentation will include guiding principles that should be considered when creating public art, such as where to find relevant technical information and the importance of good workmanship during production. Special attention will be given to materials typically used in permanent outdoor public art such as metals (steel and aluminum) and metal finishes (paint), glass, ceramic, and electrical and electronic components.
Le Centre de conservations du Québec (CCQ) is a provincial institution attached to the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications. Its mission is to contribute to the conservation and restoration of Quebec's cultural heritage, including artefacts, art works, furniture, public art, etc. The centre helps to increase the visibility and the accessibility of such heritage to the greater public. To find out more, visit the CCQ website: http://www.ccq.gouv.qc.ca/