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Public art is defined by the City of Hamilton as art created by artists or in collaboration with artists through a public process and existing in publicly accessible City of Hamilton Property.

Current Calls for Artists and Consultations

No calls or consultations are currently open.

Public consultation for the review of the City of Hamilton Public Art Master Plan is planned to begin late spring 2015.

A Call for Artists for the King William Art Walk Public Art Project is expected to be issued in summer 2015

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Current Projects

  • James Street North Go Station
    The Call for Artists closed April 23. The jury is expected to meet in late May to begin adjudication. For more information see above link.
  • Dundas Driving Park Phase 2
    Public Consultation is now closed. Comments on the artist submissions are available at the above link. An announcement of the successful artist is expected in late May.
  • Ancaster Fieldcote Walkway
    This project has been awarded to Simon Frank for this work "LANDMARK". A jury report outlining the jury's decision is available at the above link. It is expected that the work will be installed in the spring of 2016.
  • King William Art Walk Public Art Project
    A focus group was held on November 10th to define the goals and themes for this project. To review the Focus Group Report and learn more about this project, please visit the project webpage by selecting the link above.
  • Hamilton Farmers' Market District 
    This project has been awarded to artist David Hind for his proposal "Raising the Barn". A jury report outlining the jury's decision is available at the above link. The work is presently being fabricated and installation is scheduled for fall 2015.
  • Carter Park Mural (Stinson Neighbourhood)
    This project has been awarded to Bryce Huffman. A Jury Report outlining their decision is available at the above link. The work is currently being painted in the artist's studio and installation in Carter Park is planned for fall 2015 depending on the construction schedule for the Claremont Access.
  • King William Art Walk - Art Walk Exhibited
    The King William Art Walk is proud to present Art Walk Exhibited, a temporary public art installation of visual arts banners on King William Street in Downtown Hamilton by ten local artists. Please select the link above for more information and to download a guide to the installation.  

Recently completed Projects

  • Battlefield Park
    Eagles Among Us by David M. General has been installed at Battlefield Park
    Check out the video of the installation! 
  • Dundas Driving Park Phase 1 
    Racing Carousel by Leslie Drysdale and Sandor Monos has been installed in the park.
  • North Wentworth Twin Pad Arena  Andres Correa's work Growing Together has been installed.
  • Locke Street
    Artist Simon Frank's proposal was awarded the public art commission for this work entitled Concrete Poetry for Locke Street South. The installation is now complete.
  • Central Services Police Station
    Artist Yvonne Felix's work Umbra is installed in the front courtyard of Police Services Central station, 155 King Street West.
  • James Street North
  • The James Street North public art commission consists of three installations: Vesna Jocic and Nicko Elliot's Roll Out the Rail Carpet, is installed at the corner of James Street. N and Murray Street; Timeline Siteline, by Peter Osborne and Sean Solowski is installed at the corner of James Street. N and Cannon; Adesso ne by Yvonne Felix, with Adam Staniland and Jesse Staniland is on both sides of the street at James street N. and Mulberry.

Public Art Master Plan

The Hamilton Public Art Master Plan is an important tool in the ongoing implementation of the City's Public Art Program.    
Read more about the Hamilton Public Art Master Plan


Contact information

For general inquiries:

Ken Coit
Art in Public Places Coordinator
Tel: 905.546.2424 ext 6281