A jury of volunteer citizens and artists has reviewed 34 artists’ submissions to this competition and has short-listed six. Before they meet to select the winning proposal they want to know your opinion.
Artists were asked to address the following goal and themes in their proposals:
Review the artists’ proposals, identify your preferred proposal and provide comments
Complete the West Harbour (James St. North) GO Station Public Art Project Public Opinion Survey – click on the green link
Goal: Metrolinx envisions the new West Harbour as a model urban station that will be a welcoming gateway to Hamilton; one that successfully integrates with and contributes to surrounding neighbourhoods. The public art piece for the station plaza should be evocative and engage the public imagination, convey a positive message, evoke civic pride, and help animate the plaza.
In keeping with the Metrolinx goal statement, the focus group felt that the work should encourage interaction.
Theme: The work should consider the rich cultural, physical and historical context of the area and address one or more of the following themes:
- Migration and mobility
- The cultural diversity of immigration to the city
- Connections: physical, visual or implied between modes of transportation, communities, landmarks, the past and present etc.
- The natural and cultural features of the site and its surroundings
Review the proposal booklets, see the maquettes (models) and provide comments in person at the following location:
The Tourism Hamilton Visitors Information Centre
28 James Street North, Hamilton (the Lister Building)
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm
Please provide your comments on or before October 9, 2015.