Voting is now open for Brantford’s newest public art project: The Grand Exhibit!
The Grand Exhibit is a partnership between the City of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant. The public art project will display 12 reproductions from Glenhyrst’s permanent collection throughout the City. These to-scale images will be printed on aluminum, framed, and mounted on walls or on posts on City of Brantford properties, with the majority being in the downtown core. The final locations have not been selected.
The project will be installed in mid-October 2019, and will include a launch event and a printed brochure identifying all locations.
Matthew Ryan Smith, Curator, and Ana Olson, Executive Director of Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, have worked with City of Brantford staff to carefully identify 20 pieces of art for consideration. The community now has the opportunity to vote for up to 10 pieces of artwork through an online voting system.
Selections of art include work by: Robert Reginald Whale, John Hicks Whale, Jean Claude Whale, Joyce Wieland, Michael James Alec Snow, Doris Titus, Hortense Gordon, John Sloan Gordon, Kim Ondaatje, Homer Watson, Lemione Lionel Fitzgerald, David Milne, Jason McLean, George Thomson, William Henry Clapp, Aidan Urquhart, and an Andy Warhol serigraph of Brantford-born hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
The Grand Exhibit is an opportunity to introduce the public to the exceptional artworks housed in Glenhyrst’s permanent collection, which includes more than 600 original artworks ranging from sculpture and illustration to painting and textiles.
The Grand Exhibit was inspired by the Detroit Institute of the Arts’ (DIA) Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.
This project is supported by the City of Brantford, the Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area, and Brooks Signs.
The City of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant invite the public to vote online now for their ten favourite pieces at http://bit.ly/2ZPPrTt. Voting will be closed Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.