Sculpture/Installation student wins First Capital Realty Public Art competition

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:15pm

Virginia Gail Smith, a third year student in OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation (SCIN) program, is the winner of the 2016 First Capital Realty Public Art Competition.

Smith’s sculpture, Urban Forest, combines casts aluminum and quarried stone and will be installed in Oakville, Ontario. Responding to ideas of sustainability and environmental stewardship, Smith’s project creates a space for conversation and relaxation for The Shops of Oakville South shopping centre.

Thirteen proposals were received from students in the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Design, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as well as submissions from recent OCAD U graduates. All of the shortlisted submissions will be on display in the Ada Slaight Gallery for the duration of OCAD U’s 101st Annual Graduate Exhibition (May 4 to 8, 2016).

Members of the jury:

  • Paul Aloisi, artist and instructor in the Faculty of Design, OCAD U

  • Matthew Hyland, Director, Oakville Galleries

  • Sandra Levy, VP People and Corporate Affairs, First Capital Realty

  • Mark Raynes Roberts, artist and architectural glass designer

  • Erica Segal, owner of the Julie M. Gallery

First Capital Realty, Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket- and drugstore-anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, has made a substantial commitment to sponsoring this public sculpture competition which is open to third- and fourth-year OCAD U students as well as recent graduates. As this year’s winner, Smith will receive a $5000 prize and First Capital Realty will cover the cost of fabrication, site preparation, transportation and installation of her sculpture. In addition, each of the shortlisted finalists will be awarded $350 for the production of a model, plus assistance from an OCAD U digital technician to create a professional 3D rendering of their models in situ for presentation. This year’s competition was coordinated by Derek Sullivan, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Sculpture/Installation program at OCAD U.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:15pm

Virginia Gail Smith, a third year student in OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation (SCIN) program, is the winner of the 2016 First Capital Realty Public Art Competition.

Smith’s sculpture, Urban Forest, combines casts aluminum and quarried stone and will be installed in Oakville, Ontario. Responding to ideas of sustainability and environmental stewardship, Smith’s project creates a space for conversation and relaxation for The Shops of Oakville South shopping centre.

Thirteen proposals were received from students in the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Design, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as well as submissions from recent OCAD U graduates. All of the shortlisted submissions will be on display in the Ada Slaight Gallery for the duration of OCAD U’s 101st Annual Graduate Exhibition (May 4 to 8, 2016).

Members of the jury:

  • Paul Aloisi, artist and instructor in the Faculty of Design, OCAD U

  • Matthew Hyland, Director, Oakville Galleries

  • Sandra Levy, VP People and Corporate Affairs, First Capital Realty

  • Mark Raynes Roberts, artist and architectural glass designer

  • Erica Segal, owner of the Julie M. Gallery

First Capital Realty, Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket- and drugstore-anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, has made a substantial commitment to sponsoring this public sculpture competition which is open to third- and fourth-year OCAD U students as well as recent graduates. As this year’s winner, Smith will receive a $5000 prize and First Capital Realty will cover the cost of fabrication, site preparation, transportation and installation of her sculpture. In addition, each of the shortlisted finalists will be awarded $350 for the production of a model, plus assistance from an OCAD U digital technician to create a professional 3D rendering of their models in situ for presentation. This year’s competition was coordinated by Derek Sullivan, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Sculpture/Installation program at OCAD U.