Mar 01, 2008, 07:41 AM
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Giant canoe will hang over Bastion Square |
City chooses Commerce Canoe by Illarion Gallant from 21 entries in art competition
Carolyn Heiman, Times Colonist
Published: Saturday, March 01, 2008
First pop-up toilets and now a canoe sculpture will rise up in Bastion Square.
After a seven-month selection process, a new public art piece -- a nine-metre-long aluminum canoe hanging among 11-metre-high steel green reeds capped with red fibreglass seedpods -- will be installed in the downtown square by September.
The Commerce Canoe by artist Illarion Gallant was chosen by a city of Victoria selection committee from 21 artists who answered a call for submissions.
Gallant has the greatest number of art commissions displayed in public areas throughout the region including the Bouquet of Memories sculpture commissioned by the Victoria International Airport, Bowker Accord at Fort Street and Foul Bay Road and the recycled manhole covers on Douglas Street.