Winners chosen for city’s Bronson public art competition

Two artists have won a competition to have their creations installed along Bronson Avenue as part of the street’s renewal project.

The works of Andrew O’Malley and Tim desClouds impressed a jury made up of arts professionals and community representatives.

O’Malley’s Community Channel is a light installation destined for the entranceway of the Bronson Centre. The sculpture includes silhouettes of community members that will be lit up by LED lights. Changing colour patterns will represent individuality and then unity when the colours synchronize.

DesClouds’ Sit for a While, In the Garden, and Watch the Parade will be located at the intersection of Bronson and Gladstone avenues. The design will feature a maple tree silhouette with branches that arch over McNabb Park, plasma cut figures on parade representing diversity in the community, and public seating to be created by merging the piece with the fence along Bronson Avenue.

The coming displays are made possible by the Ottawa Public Art Program, which sees that one per cent of municipal development funding is set aside for community art.