Artists invited to celebrate ‘Alderlea 150’ project

Alderlea Mansion Brampton

Thei iconic Alderlea Mansion will celebrate its 150th birthday in 2017.

Brampton is commissioning a new piece of public art to celebrate Alderlea, the beautifully restored 19th century mansion in downtown Brampton. The mansion will  will turn 150 years old in 2017.

The City of Brampton is  inviting Canadian artists and artist-led teams to participate in a prequalification process for the commissioning of a public art piece for the Alderlea 150 Anniversary Sculpture Project. The prequalified artist(s) will then be invited to submit a competitive bid for the commission of an original work of art.

Canadian artists who have completed a project with a similar scale and scope are eligible to apply. The City is looking for artists with a proven record of experience in community-engaged visual arts practice, street art design and implementation.

Alderlea underwent a meticulous restoration for adaptive reuse, blending exquisite historical features with modern convenience. It reopened in 2015 as an event venue, hosting weddings, conferences, film and photo shoots and other special events.

Alderlea’s main reception space, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Pavilion merges historical charm with innovative green design. This grand space features floor-to-ceiling windows and opens out onto the exquisite landscaped gardens. The elegant Parlour and Board Room have been restored and feature high ceilings and original fireplaces. Located at: 40 Elizabeth Street South, Brampton, L6Y 1R1

Submissions are due by October 30, 2016. For more information or to view the Request for Qualifications, visit www.brampton.ca/publicart – CINEWS

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