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2016 News and Information

Richmond seeks input on public art competition finalists for new Minoru Complex

The City of Richmond is commissioning a major public art work that will animate the entries and arrivals area for the new Minoru Complex and the public is invited to provide feedback on the five final concept proposals.

From now until Thursday, November 17, 2016, the public is encouraged to view and comment on the finalists’ concept proposals which have been short-listed from 45 submissions submitted to an open call earlier this year.

The finalists responded to the themes “welcoming” and “water” to reflect Richmond’s significant connection to water, whether it is rain, a river or other forms of water. A selection panel has short-listed five artists and artist teams to advance to the next stage of this competition:

  • Rebecca Bayer, Vancouver
  • Atelier Anonymous with Michael Seymour, Vancouver
  • Ronald Simmer, Maki Schmok and Robert Schmok, Burnaby
  • Douglas Taylor, Vancouver
  • Charlotte Wall and Marie Khouri, Vancouver

A public display of the five concepts will be in the lobby of Richmond City Hall from Thursday, November 3 to Thursday, November 10, 2016, with printed comment forms and a comment box located beside them. City Hall is located at 6911 No. 3 Road.

The concept images and online survey will also be available online at www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca until Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

The intent of this public display and survey is to increase awareness of public art and the process of selection, and most importantly to provide the public with the opportunity to share feedback on our public art projects. This feedback will be considered by the selection panel and will contribute to their final recommendation to Council.

The Minoru Complex embraces the City’s vision to build a centre of excellence for active living and wellness. The new 110,000 square-foot multipurpose facility will house an aquatic centre, seniors services, fitness centre and amenities to support Minoru Park’s outdoor sports facilities. Construction of the facility is scheduled for completion in late 2017.

For more information on public art in Richmond, visit www.richmond.ca/publicart.