Public artwork competition for Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles
A competition for the commissioning of a public artwork to be suspended over Montreal’s Place Émilie-Gamelin has been announced by the Quartier des Spectacles.
Creators from all backgrounds, including professional artists, designers, architects, and multimedia or stage designers, are invited to submit applications.
The winning concept should highlight and illuminate the Place Émilie-Gamelin with a monumental work that will serve as a major landmark and a signature piece for Montreal.
The work must create a three-dimensional focal point for the space and encourage visitors to stop and contemplate it from different vantage points. Viewers should notice how the work plays on depth and volume, accentuated at night by lighting effects that spark their imagination. The lighting must showcase the work and be an integral part of it.
The competition is part of an extensive program of recent actions designed to transform Place Émilie-Gamelin into an iconic, unifying public space suitable for hosting events of a variety of scales.
The work will be presented for the first time from May to October 2017 and will float over the space’s temporary configuration, Les Jardins Gamelin, for several seasons.
Registration deadline for the competition: 30 March 2016.
Proposals must be submitted by: 4 April 2016 at noon Montreal time.
More information: www.quartierdesspectacles.com
Image: www.quartierdesspectacles.com; photo Ulysse Lemerise / OSA