CANADA

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1741 Hollis at Cheapside
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 3C8 Tel: (902) 424-3002
The Ondaatje Court Sculpture garden is operated by AGNS. There are changing sculpture exhibitions year round in this downtown Halifax location. For more information please contact Ray Cronin, Curator Contemporary Art.

ARTFOCUS
an online arts magazine from Canada.

ARTEXTE
Public Art Project
This is public art data base showing ephermeral and permanent public sreated since 1964 in the Province of Quebec.
Eventually, they pan to extend the database to cover all of Canada. They request artists submit photographs of their work. Each record includes descriptive text along with photographs of the work on display.

Boreal Sculpture Garden
St Johns, Newfoundland, CA
65 acres of outdoor sculptures surround an active bronze casting foundry.

Cambridge Sculpture Garden
on the Banks of the Grand River
Cambridge, Ontario
Canada  
Contact:
jwelsh@cambridgesculpturegarden.ca  
The sculpture garden is located on the banks of the Grand River, and Grand Avenue, in South Cambridge, across from the Southworks Mall. The garden was founded, and is maintained by volunteers since its opening in 2000. Orginally a flat piece of land, it has been landscaped into a contoured sculpture garden and nature preserve. The park  is open to the public 24 hours, daily.There is a well maintained walking trail that meanders through outdoor sculptures, and the nature preserve, with its native grasses and flora.. Both permanent and changing sculpture exhibitions of work by regional sculptors are well presented.

Canadian Centre for Architecture Sculpture Garden CCA
The Esplanade Ernest-Cormier
1920 Baile St,
Montreal, Quebec H3H 2S6
T 514 939-7026
Melvin Charney, Montreal architect and artist, designed the landscaped public park which covers acres and includes 11 large scale outdoor sculptures. "Colonnes Allegoriques" is a free standing site-specific group of stone sculptures, and a large shell-like building that mirrors the architecture center across the street. Charney created Colonnes Allegoriques to emphasize how landscaping and outdoor sculptures can enhance the aesthetics of urban setting.

Geert Maas Sculpture Garden
250 Reynolds Rd,
Kelowna, BC V1V2G7.
Canada
Tel 250 860-7012
All work by Geert Maas. Large collection of bronzes, perhaps one of the largest in Canada. One acre garden with gallery and studio. By appointment.

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Sculpture Park
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Open year round dawn to dusk. Site for 18 permanent large scale sculptures
by Canadian artists is one of the best and most diverse parks in Canada. 

National Gallery of Canada (NGC)
La Cite de l'Energie
1882 Cascade Street
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 8S1
Tel: 819 537-5300
It's not SARS, but it seems to be contagious. Devoted mostly to sculptures, NGC Director, Pierre Theberge and curator Mayo Graham knew what to do when Aluminum Company of Canada (ALCAN) donated 11 hundred year old steel brick and steel buildings to Cite de l'Energie, in 2001. Yes, make a modest version of Mass MOCA, Dia Beacon and the Tate Modern to display large scale Canadian and international sculptures in two of the 25,000 square foot restored buildings.
The inaugural show " The Body Transformed" exhibits over 60 sculptures from the NGC's own collection, plus loans of work by Picasso, Bourgeois, Giacometti and Calder. The show will be open until October 5th. The NGC has agreed to do a different summer exhibition for 5 years.
The science/energy center attracts 100,000 local visitors annually. The town has a population of 50,000 year employed mostly by a new aluminum and paper plants. The attraction is low cost cost electricity supplied by Quebed Hydroelectric.
The site is one and one half hours from either Montreal or Quebec. Will enough artnuts make the trip to visit the remote enclave?

Odette Sculpture Park
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Located on the riverfront in Ambassador & Centennial Parks. Open all year round free of charge. A wonderful large scale hand ringing bell, "Bell Measure" by Stephen Cruise and "The King and Queen" by Sorel Etrog liven up the riverside. Also a flying saucer and totem poles are well placed to encourage you to walk through the whole park. 

Toronto Sculpture Garden
115 King Street East,
Toronto, Canada
Tel: 416 515-9658
Rina Greer, Director
Across the street, from the St James Cathedral, near Church Street, is a mini-micro urban sculpture park, 80' X 100' in size. The sculpture garden is a leader in Canada in commissioning of contemporary sculture for outdoor sites. It serves as a launching pad for artists to test their abilities in the public realm, and how to deal with an urban environment, materials and scale. Since 1981 more than 70 artists have shown their work in over 50 exhibitions. The emphasis is on solo exhibitions.
The City of Toronto owns, operates and maintains it as a city park. And the Louis Odette Family, funds and administers the changing exhibitions. They commission site specific sculptures that are expected to respond to the surrounding environment. The Odette Family Foundation pays for materials, a stipend, install/removal and transportation costs, and insurance. On sculptures for sale by the artist, the Foundation does not take a commission on sales.
The park is inside a fenced and gated area. The park is open daily until dusk. At night thepark is lighted and can be seen King Street. Admission is free.

13 Km Public Art Walk
Downtown Shoreline
Vancouver, B.C
Canada


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