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Sheridan welcomes nation-wide submissions for Temporary Contemporary art installation

Mar 15, 2019
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Sheridan College invites artists and designers from across Canada to submit proposals for its annual Temporary Contemporary public art installation.

The 2019-2020 Temporary Contemporary program will be installed at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus in Oakville. Artists are encouraged to conceptualize site-specific artwork that considers the unique campus community, responds to the surrounding natural landscape, and provides learning opportunities and meaningful engagement with students, faculty, and staff.

Possible themes can include the relationships between individuals, the institution, and environment; interstitial space or the “connections between”; thresholds, place-making, wellness, community and connectivity. The selected artist will have access to Sheridan’s state-of-the-art facilities, craft studios, and technical resources to bring their project to life.

The finished artwork will be exhibited at the Trafalgar Campus for a four-month period, after which it will become property of the artist. The successful candidate will be provided with a $25,000 budget to cover all expenses of the project, including artist fees (for exhibition and presentation), materials (for production of work and public programming), fabrication, installation, technicians, documentation, transportation expenses and all other related costs. The selected artist will also have the opportunity to participate in a public talk about what was learned and what was shared through the creation of the work.

The proposal submission deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019. The selection panel will be comprised of members of Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design (FAAD), Creative Campus Galleries, Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support, Sheridan Student Union, and other members of the community.

Visit the Temporary Contemporary webpage for full submission guidelines and instructions.

About Temporary Contemporary
in 2012, the Temporary Contemporary program is an annual installation of contemporary artwork at one of Sheridans three campuses in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton. The program offers an opportunity for creators to incubate and implement new ideas through exchange with Sheridans vibrant interdisciplinary community. Previous participants include Joshua Vettivelu, Couzyn van Heuvelen, Derek Sullivan, Roula Partheniou, Jon Sasaki, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky.

Pictured top right: The 2018-2019 Temporary Contemporary installation titled This Light by artist Joshua Vettivelu. Photo provided by Brampton Cultural Services.

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