Business & Arts NL is pleased to announce the launch of a new feature of our public art app and interactive map.
We believe in the importance of art, and public art in particular, to represent our societal values, and we want to empower a conversation about how our public art in NL has evolved and will continue to evolve.
We invited artists and curators to submit a theme for a “guided tour” they would like to create for the app, offering their perspectives on how members of the public might consider and engage with these works.
The Tours menu of the app now features the following:
Monuments memorialize people and events, but sometimes, they’re also a painful reminder of a dark and oppressive history. In this thought-provoking tour, Emily Critch sheds light on this timely topic.
Murals colour our world while helping us make sense of it all. Take a tour with Tanea Hynes to discover some of the pieces in your own backyard that invite you to look at life through a different lens.
When you think of women depicted in art throughout history, what comes to mind? From Shanawdithit to Amelia Earhart, the strength, resilience and tenacity of the female figures in Rachel Gilbert’s tour will make you think twice.
Join Jane Walker for this enlightening look into the works of the prolific Bulgarian artist, and learn how they’ve contributed to the creative and cultural landscape of the province.
You’ve likely looked at a sculpture many times, but have you ever looked through it? Join Anna Murphy as she takes you on a compelling tour to consider what stories lie in the spaces in between.
Public art has been at the centre of many a protest, performance and gathering. How do these pieces inspire action and spark creativity that connects us across time and space? Join Candice Pike for a journey of discovery.
Download the mobile app to access these tours, “collect” works, and more.
It is our hope that this dialogue will help shape the conversation around public art in our province going forward. Art has the power to help amplify voices that have been excluded in the past, create opportunities for participation by equity-seeking groups, elevate important topics of conversation, and improve the equity and social wellbeing of our communities.
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Download the Explore Art NL mobile app today for iOS and Android phones.
This project was made possible by