The News (New Glasgow)
Town of Pictou calls for submission for legacy art piece
PICTOU - The Pictou 2023 committee is seeking proposals for a public art piece to be unveiled on the Pictou waterfront in September of 2023.
This art piece is in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Pictou, and the 250th anniversary of the landing of the Ship Hector.
The call for submissions invites artists from all backgrounds to submit their creative ideas for a legacy art piece that represents the Town's relationship with water, how it has shaped the community, and how it has helped build meaningful connections.
“It will have a strong indigenous component to it and our relationships with First Nations,” says Michelle Young, Pictou community development officer.
A secondary theme may explore how the various community groups are all connected.
The piece will be displayed on the Pictou Waterfront and therefore will be exposed to the elements.
“The medium really is up to the artists who will submit. So really, it's open to anything,” Young said.
The unveiling event on Sept. 30 will be around the Hector Quay Visitors Marina, but due to construction, the piece will need to be moveable.
“It's wonderful working with our community and Pictou Landing First Nation on the project. It's really, something that we're going to be proud of and will be here for years to come,” Young added.
Submissions for the art piece are open until June 22.
More information about the application process and logistics can be found on www.pictou2023.com website and by following the Call for Submissions link.