Call To Artists! Join us in making history!

INVITATION


Legacy Art Project Toronto is inviting Canadian artists to submit an expression of interest for a permanent public art commission in a landmark location on Toronto’s Waterfront. The Legacy Art Project Toronto...Inspired by Terry Fox is a public art concept that is realized as a fully integrated, art-led landscape. It will become a gathering place which embraces the key concepts of innovation, perseverance, community engagement, interactivity and hope, which Terry Fox exemplified.

In July 2018, Toronto City Council approved allocation of the downtown waterfront site located between the Music Garden and the Spadina Wetlands for Legacy Art Project Toronto...Inspired by Terry Fox. The footprint of this art-led landscape commission will occupy approximately 1/3-1/2 of the available open green space on the identified waterfront site (~1440m2 - 2160m2) and will be synergistic with the existing landscapes on either side of the site, becoming part of a neighbourhood with numerous existing public artworks.

Please see the full call to artists on Akimbo.

Our Latest News: Press Release July 31, 2018

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Toronto’s Waterfront is set to Transform in Honour of Canadian Hero, Terry Fox

Toronto City Council's Authorization and Anonymous donation kick off The Legacy Art Project Toronto, a new permanent public art & landscape installation inspired by Fox’s Legacy

Toronto, ON, July 31, 2018 – The Legacy Art Project finds its permanent home in Toronto! This community-led, volunteer driven organization is creating a permanent public art and landscape installation inspired by Terry Fox’s legacy on Toronto’s central waterfront. 

Read the rest of our PRESS RELEASE here.

Announcing our Art Consultant!

Our team is thrilled to welcome seasoned art consultant and art expert, Rebecca Carbin to the Legacy Art Project.

Over her 18 years of commissioning art in public spaces, both in Toronto and in the United Kingdom, Rebecca has worked collaboratively with numerous stakeholders and artists often supporting artists on their first public commission. She has worked closely with the following artists to complete successful first permanent public commissions. In Toronto: Luis Jacob, Daniel Young and Christian Giroux, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Jeannie Thib, Tadashi Kawamata, Kim Tomczak and Lisa Steele. In the UK she worked with Richard Wentworth, Tim Head, Yuko Shiraishi, Liz Wright.

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Rebecca Carbin holds a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, UK. While working as an independent curator and art consultant in London
she worked with a variety of clients and agencies including Artangel, Public Art Development
Trust, British Broadcasting Corporation, the Corporation of London, West Ham United Football
Club and the Saatchi Gallery.

As Public Art Officer for the City of Toronto, Rebecca grew the City’s percent for art program and opened up commissioning opportunities to artists working in a variety of media and at all stages in their careers. Until recently, Rebecca Carbin was the Public Art Program Manager for Waterfront Toronto where she was responsible for all aspects of planning and commissioning art within the public realm of the designated Waterfront area.

Rebecca is now the Principal of Art + Public Unltd, a consultancy focused on exceptional public art projects. She is also Founder of I Heart Your Work Art Futures, an artwork production concept that brings a kick-starter approach to contemporary art patronage.

We look forward to her leadership and expertise toward creating a magnificent result for the Legacy Art Project… inspired by Terry Fox. Stay tuned for our art competition launching later this year. 

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