|Category||Project Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||3 November 2017 GoogleCal iCal|
|3 November 2017 (via Online)|
WinterStations is now embarking on its fourth year, again opening up an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, an exhibition to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape.
This year we are hoping to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an additional three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather. The exhibition is to run February 19 until April 1, 2018.
WinterStations 2018 theme: RIOT: violent disturbance; uproar; outburst of uncontrolled feelings; a large or varied display
The past year has been one of upheaval and continued uncertainty. Paradigms are shifting, lines of division appear to be drawn, perceptions skewed - it may feel we are losing sight of reality, or at least what we once considered normalcy. But century after century, from one era and generation to the next, what was once within the realm of fantasy and disbelief emerges to the surface proposing alternate, often conflicting realities and ways of going forward. And go forward we must!
This year's WinterStations theme, RIOT, is a call to artists and designers to act out. Your designs may be an active resistance expressed through a riot of colour, form and material. You may wish to speak to the political, cultural or environmental climate. You may rail against passive, placid art and design. You may, in a gesture of catharsis, unleash your inner turmoil. But please do remember, this exhibition is first and foremost a project to promote creativity and joy - basic, shared human qualities that bring us together and are needed now more than ever.
Lisa Rochon, M.A. Urban Design Studies; Senior Fellow, Global Cities Institute U of T; Founder, Friends of the Beach Parks
The budget for the installation, including design, supply, installation and removal is: $10,000.00 CAD
An honorarium will be provided to winners and allocated as follows:
- Design Fee: $3,500.00 CAD
- Artist Travel and Expenses: $1,500.00 CAD if applicable.
Winners Announced: December 15, 2017
Opening: February 19, 2018
Winter Stations 2018 Concludes: April 1, 2018
RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, Curio