MAKING OUR MARKHAM: Public Art Workshop

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169 Enterprise Blvd

YSpace Markham - 3rd Floor

Markham, ON L6G 1B3

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The City is developing its first public art master plan. Join the builders of Markham’s public art program for an evening of presentations, discussions, and a hands-on workshop.

Let us hear your ideas about how public art can help mark our city!




Event Highlights:

  • Formal remarks by Mayor Frank Scarpitti

  • Presentation on public art and the development of Markham’s Public Art Master Plan: 2020-2025 by public art consultant Workshop Architecture

  • A panel of professionals will also share their ways of working in the realm of public art and their vision for Markham: (i) Mary Anne Barkhouse: A Kwakiutl artist whose installations evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment. Her public artwork Quarry can be found at Toogood Pond in Markham; (ii) Andrea Carson Barker: A former art critic, member of the Toronto Public Art Commission and member of the Markham business community; (iii) Xiaojing Yan: A Chinese-Canadian visual artist based in Markham whose work marries Chinese heritage with Canadian experience through the lens of a first-generation immigrant.

  • Hands-on workshop to collectively imagine the future of public art in Markham. The activity will be led by Crazy Dames, a collaborative of artists, designers and urban planners who were recently the community artists-in-residency at the Varley Art Gallery.

All ages welcome. Refreshment will be provided.




Space is limited. We apologize to those who are not able to register. Due to the popularity of this event, we do have the option of rush line at 6 p.m. Any empty seats will be offered to those in the rush line on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note all the presentations will be available online after the event.





For more information, please contact:
Yan Wu
ywu@markham.ca




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Image: Top Garden (conceptual rendering), GUILD. Courtesy of the artists.

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Markham, ON L6G 1B3

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