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Confederation Centre displaying finalists' proposals for major new art installation

January 7, 2013

Public invited to view exhibition of proposals for new permanent art commission at the Centre

(Charlottetown) - The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is pleased to announce it is exhibiting the proposals of the five finalists for its 50th anniversary public art commission through in the display cases in Confederation Centre's concourse. The public is invited to view these proposed public art works until January 27 and provide feedback to the gallery staff. The finalists were selected from a pool of 54 expressions of interest by a national advisory panel this past fall. The shortlist is a first-class roster of very accomplished Canadian artists: a shared proposal from Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero (Winnipeg); Douglas Coupland (Vancouver); Michel de Broin (Montreal); Myfanwy MacLeod (Vancouver); and Althea Thauberger in collaboration with Annabel Vaughan (Vancouver).

"I am really looking forward to seeing the projects that this very impressive group of artists will present for Charlottetown," says Kevin Rice, gallery director. "It's very exciting to see this commission coming together."

The finalists have been asked to submit their expanded propositions for their envisioned piece in the form of models, drawings, digital displays, panels and descriptions. A second national advisory panel will select the commission-winning proposal from this outstanding group in February 2013. This finished public art commission is planned for permanent installation at Confederation Centre by summer 2014.

The public is invited to submit their feedback on the various proposals to up until the end of January. For more information, please visit

Photo Cutline: The public is invited to view an exhibition of proposals for new permanent art commission at Confederation Centre of the Arts and provide feedback to the gallery staff. The exhibition is showing until Sunday, January 27.