Public Art


Current Calls for Artists and Consultations

The City of Hamilton commissions artists to create works of public art as outlined in the Public Art Master Plan. Public consultation events occur and Call for Artists are issued throughout the year. Public art staff also advise on art in the public realm throughout the city.

  • The City is undertaking a review of the Public Art Master Plan and is seeking input from the public and artists. Find out more and provide your input.
  • No Calls for Artists are currently open

Sign up for the Hamilton Public Art Connection email list to find out about:

  • Public Art Call for Artists
  • Public Art consultation events
  • Winning artists
  • Public Art celebrations of new installations and other related events

Gallery of Public Art

Current Projects

West Harbour (James St. North) GO Station Public Art Project

  • The winning art work “Bead Maze” by Laura Marotta will be unveiled Friday June 10th at 7 pm in the plaza at the West Harbour GO Station on James Street North.
  • This public art project was initiated by, and is partly funded by, Metrolinx. Find out more about this project

Carter Park Mural Public Art Project

Carter Park Public Art Mural

A celebration of the installation of  Bryce Huffman’s winning proposal the  “Cater Park Mural” will take place Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11 am in Carter Park. Remarks at 11 am will be followed by the Stinson Community Association’s Carter Park Art Celebration Event with  a BBQ, local artists and kids painting until 2 pm. Find out more about this project.

Public Art Master Plan Review 2015

Public Art Master Plan

Public consultation to determine a series of new priority public art projects is now complete. Many thanks to everyone who came out to a public meeting, completed the online and paper questionnaires and suggested sites/projects on the online map.

Find out about next steps for the Public Art Master Plan Review.

Dundas Driving Park Public Art Project Phase 2

  • The project has been awarded to Paul Slipper and Mary Ann Liu for their work “The Big Bounce"
  • A jury report outlining the jury’s decision is available on the project page.
  • It is expected that the work will be installed in the summer of 2016.

Ancaster Fieldcote Walkway Public Art Project

  • The project has been awarded to Simon Frank for his work “Landmark”
  • A jury report outlining the jury’s decision is available on the project page.
  • It is expected that the work will be installed in the fall of 2016.

King William Art Walk Public Art Project
A focus group was held on November 10, 2014 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.

Hamilton Farmers' Market Public Art Project
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. The work is presently being fabricated and installation is scheduled for spring 2016.

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.

Battlefield Park Public Art Project
Eagles Among Us by David M. General has been installed at Battlefield Park.

Dundas Driving Park Public Art Project Phase 1 
Racing Carousel by Leslie Drysdale and Sandor Monos has been installed in the park.

Harry Howell (North Wentworth) Arena Public Art Project
Andres Correa's work Growing Together has been installed.

Locke Street Public Art Project
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 Public Art Project
Artist Yvonne Felix's work Umbra is installed in the front courtyard of Police Services Central station, 155 King Street West.

James Street North Public Art Project
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 North and Murray Street;
  • Timeline Siteline, by Peter Osborne and Sean Solowski is installed at the corner of James Street North and Cannon;
  • Adesso ne by Yvonne Felix, with Adam Staniland and Jesse Staniland is on both sides of the street at James Street North and Mulberry.

Committee and Council Reports and presentations

Contact Information

For general inquiries:

Ken Coit
Program Manager Public Art and Projects
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6281