Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 07, 2016 14:00 ET

Look Out! Giant Pigeons Take Over the Capital!

Art in the Capital features fun and unique art pieces in downtown Ottawa-Gatineau

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 7, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Don't be surprised if this summer you notice a giant soup can flanked by some oversized pigeons just around the corner from the Canadian Museum of History. You aren't seeing things: the colourful piece is The Odyssey, by artists Cooke-Sasseville. Come quickly to see it here before it takes flight to elsewhere in the Capital Region. It's just one of the fascinating public art installations that will enliven the Capital throughout the summer and continue until 2018.

In collaboration with EXMURO arts publics, four large pieces-previously displayed as part of the Passages Insolites exhibition in Québec City in 2014 and 2015-will be installed at various locations: Laurier Street at the Portage Bridge and Laurier Street at the Alexandra Bridge in Gatineau; and in the Jeanne d'Arc and Clarendon courtyards in Ottawa.

The thought-provoking pieces are part of the Art in the Capital program, which brings the Capital's urban core to life with dynamic Canadian art. Every one to three years, new and interesting sculptures and art installations invite residents and visitors alike to reflect, think, or simply enjoy the art.

Quick Facts

- The names of the artists, locations and images of the four new public artworks can be found on the Canadian Heritage website.

- Our partner for this edition of Art in the Capital, EXMURO arts publics, designs and disseminates multi-disciplinary art projects in the urban public space.

- Art in the Capital is one of several Canadian Heritage programs that present seasonal public art projects throughout the Capital.

Quotes

"Once again, Art in the Capital has found some truly amazing Canadian public art installations for us to enjoy. These artworks will astonish residents and visitors alike next year as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We're fortunate to partner with EXMURO arts publics in presenting these works."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Associated Links

Art in the Capital

Art in the Courtyards

EXMURO arts publics

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
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