Today we launch our new public art project FILM x DESIGN an installation celebrating the legacy of filmmaking and storytelling in Canada. Each piece is dedicated to one of six selected film directors in Canada. Our three Kingston-based artists GHY Cheung, Grace Dixon and Benjamin Nelson, were each assigned two directors, and were tasked to create a piece of art for each. “The artworks are a confluence of each artist’s individual style coupled with the thematic particularities of the assigned director” say Emily Sanders, project curator.
Grab your fall jacket, put on your walking shoes, and take a stroll downtown to check it out! We’ve installed the project at two locations:
Paved Paradise Brock Street across from Market Square
The Broom Factory 305 Rideau Street
This exhibit leverages the City’s Paved Paradise platform that features public art created by Kingston artists and aligns with the newly approved Creative Industries Strategy that identifies film as a key area of focus for investment and growth in Kingston.
Click here for more information about the artists and the filmmakers who inspired their pieces.
Film x Design is presented with support from the Government of Ontario.