King William Art Walk Banners and Benches

Public Space Works Banners

The Red Tree Artists' Collective presents a temporary installation of visual arts banners on King William Street in Downtown Hamilton. For more information on this community art project, visit hamilton.100in1day.ca

King William Art Walk: Artist-designed Benches

Three artists were awarded King William Art Walk Public Art Commissions:

Image of Leaf Art Bench

Joan Sturch, Leaf Bench 
Location: King William near James Street North
Artist's statement, information and images (PDF, 519 KB)

Image of Soles Art Bench

John Carter, Soles
Location: King William near Hughson Street
Artist's statement, information and images (PDF, 384 KB)

Image of Tentacle Spectacle Art Bench

Steven Twigg, Tentacle Spectacle
Location: King William at Walnut Street
Artist's statement, information and images (PDF, 177 KB)

Background

The King William Art Walk is a joint project of the Downtown Hamilton BIA, the International Village BIA with support from the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Arts Council. The mission of King William Art Walk is to foster, create and maintain through partnership s a designated urban art trail by connecting arts and cultural activity centres in the downtown core. 

Process

The artist-designed bench call was an open call for submissions. Over 30 submissions were received. Three designs were chosen and installed along King William Street, from Walnut to Hughson Street. 

Successful proposals

The jury and the King William Art Walk committee would like to congratulate Joan Sturch, Steven Twigg and John Carter for their successful proposals. Designs were chosen based on evaluation criteria, including artistic excellence and vision, meaning and connection to the environment, feasibility and technical requirements. Jurors thought the successful proposals were creative pieces that would draw attention to the street and surrounding environment, were interactive, fun and exemplified their idea of what an Art Walk is.

Volunteer jurors

The committee would also like to thank the volunteer jurors for their time and dedication to this project. Members of the jury were, in no particular order: 

Jeff Feswick - President, Historia Building Restoration 
Gregg Taylor - Theatre Aquarius 
Greg Webster - King William Street resident 
Drew Mitchell - Downtown BIA Chairman Planning & Beautification Committee, Scotiabank.
Anna Sponer - Artist

Contact us

Ken Coit - Program Manager Public Art and Projects
Tourism & Culture Division, City of Hamilton
28 James Street North
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6281
Email: ken.coit@hamilton.ca