Winston Square Public Art Finalists Showing – May 7

From our city councillor Katherine Hobbs’s mailing list It’s in Westboro within walking distance (near the Legion, Dairy Queen and Piggy Market) so it’s worth mentioning here.

Public art to be chosen for the Winston Place Plaza Development

The City of Ottawa invites residents to have their say about the public art to be commissioned for the new Winston Place Plaza Development project.

The public can meet the four shortlisted artists and view their proposals for a new light sculpture for the plaza on:

Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Comments from the public will help the Art Selection Committee choose the winning proposal.

The four shortlisted artists are:
· Adrian Gollner & Joanna Swim
· Andrew O’Malley
· Karen Phillips Curran & David Ivens
· Caleb Rampel & Cara Tierney

The City of Ottawa commissions professional artists’ works for display in public spaces from a percentage of funds set aside for municipal development projects. For more information, please call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401), email or visit

Winston Place Plaza Development

The City of Ottawa is developing Winston Place, a pedestrian space at the southern end of Winston Avenue in Westboro. The new plaza will see the inside turned outside with three zones along the space representing different rooms in a house. New ‘green walls’ will be installed for ivy to grow up over time adding colour and vibrancy to the space along with new seating areas and a specially commissioned light sculpture. Construction is scheduled to begin in early summer 2014 and be complete by the end of October 2014.

For more background on this, search the Ottawa City web site for Winston. The search results include this informative plan for the site:

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