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Calder Community Mosaic: Installation – part 5. Finishing Touches

On 08, Dec 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

The Calder Community Mosaic was designed to fit the entire wall of the Community Room, just inside the main entrance of the new Calder Branch Library by MBAC Architects. Illuminated by special lighting above the artwork and also open to the daylight through the floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around almost the entire exterior of the LEED® Silver building, the mosaic is clearly visible from the street and library forecourt. CalderMosaic-Installation_4x6_300ppi--28

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After a year and a half of preparation, the Calder Community Mosaic was given a final wipe, polish and an inspection and then it was finished!

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In the first weeks of 2018 the Edmonton Public Library will take occupancy of their newest branch and complete their fit out of the space. Stay tuned for an official opening date in the New Year!

Our thanks to Craig Lemiski from Ellis Don for keeping us all safe on his construction site.  His team has done a great job building the new library and it will be a public space that the whole community will be proud of.  We also would like to thank the support and assistance from Robert Harpin, Andrea Bowes and Eva Marie Clarke from the Edmonton Arts Council.

This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council on behalf of the Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton.

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Calder Community Mosaic: Installation – part 4. Grouting the Tiles

On 07, Dec 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

At the end of a busy week the last major step was to apply the grout that fills in the gaps between each tile. We chose a middle grey colour that would continue to look good over time and would unite the complete mosaic design together while also giving each unique art-glass triangle tile definition. Thanks again to Csaba and Adam from the Tile Setting Company for their great work!

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This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council on behalf of the Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton.

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Calder Community Mosaic: Installation – part 3. Setting the Tiles

On 06, Dec 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

Watching the mosaic come together in its final form up onto the Community Room wall was an exciting process. Each part of the overall pattern that forms the final mosaic design was sourced directly from members of the Calder Community who attended one of the community pattern workshops held in June 2016.

In the spirit of the project, the installation team worked together and over one full day we unboxed and prepared each numbered panel before Csaba Bereczki, Journeyman Installer and owner of The Tilesetter Company and his assistant Adam set the patterns in place up on the wall. There is positive energy and everything is looking good!

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This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council on behalf of the Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton.

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Calder Community Mosaic: Installation – part 2. Preparing the Wall

On 05, Dec 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

For the final part of the project, the installation of the custom art-glass tile mosaic onto the wall of the Calder Branch Library’s Community Room, we turned to the expertise of Edmonton-local Csaba Bereczki, Journeyman Installer and owner of The Tilesetter Company. With his assistant, Adam, they prepared the 4.8m x 2.4m wall in the Community Room with a special anti-fracture membrane. The new 10,000 sq. ft. stand-alone Calder Branch Library is LEED® Silver certified and all the products used in the installation of the new artwork are the best available and will ensure that the Mosaic looks its very best for many years to come.

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This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council on behalf of the Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton.

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Calder Community Mosaic: Installation – part 1. Shipping and Handling

On 04, Dec 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

After weeks of careful assembly, the mosaic panels were packed up at our studio and made ready for transportation to the Calder Branch Library. Special thanks to Annie and Terri from Taste Culinary Solutions for lending us their warehouse and helping us with their forklift.

Andrea Bowes, Public Art Conservator with the Edmonton Arts Council gave us a warm welcome to Edmonton and assisted us with the delivery of the mosaic boxes to the nearly completed Calder Branch Library. After 18 months of design and fabrication it is a big relief to have the tiles safely inside the beautiful new library by MBAC!

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This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council on behalf of the Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton.

 

 

 

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Calder Community Mosaic: Fabrication

On 29, Nov 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

Here is a peek behind the scenes at the production of the Calder Community Mosaic. The mosaic mural is made of ~7500 custom-made triangular-shaped stained glass tiles. The ten different colours of tile used in the mosaic were inspired by the Albertan environment. The tiles are laid out in 30cm x 30cm sections. We then photograph each section for the archive, give it a reference number and then carefully pack it, ready for installation in the Community Room at the new Calder Branch Library. There are 120 panels in all that make up the 4.8m x 2.4m mural mosaic!

Installation is scheduled for early December 2017 in time for the Library’s grand opening – we can’t wait!

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This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council on behalf of the Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton.

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Calder Community Mosaic: art glass tiles are ready for assembly!

On 16, Aug 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

 

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We’re excited to have received the custom-cut stained glass tiles for the community room mosaic at the new Calder Branch Library in Edmonton.  There are 10 different colours of art glass tiles that closely match the coloured tiles that everybody used at the Calder community workshops we held last year.  Over the next couple of months we’ll be fabricating the mosaic in our studio in preparation for the final installation at the end of this year when the Calder Branch Library construction is completed.

Stay tuned for updates…

 

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TTC Public Art Program – June 5 Open House

On 29, May 2017 | No Comments | In infrastructure, News, Project | By Admin

Hello Toronto friends,
Rebecca will be in town for a visit on Monday June 5th, to be present at an open house for a new project that we are working on.

If you’re nearby, come say hello! She’ll be at:

Toronto Reference Library
Epic Hall and Prologue
2nd Floor
789 Yonge Street
Toronto
Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time: 4 – 8 pm

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Livable Cities 2017: Sensing the City

On 13, Apr 2017 | No Comments | In Inspiration, News, Place, Research | By Admin

Livable Cities 2017 – 2nd Annual Symposium

April 13, 2017

Anvil Centre. New Westminster, BC.

Thanks to Livable Cities 2017 for inviting Rebecca to talk about her practice and to give a presention on how our surroundings can stimulate our senses and help inform how we identify with a particular place.

Livable Cities” brings together interdisciplinary research, creative inquiry and city planning methods to explore current city development through sound, smell and other embodied perspectives. Presented by Simon Fraser University and hosted by the City of New Westminster, this one-day symposium will take up various disciplinary approaches, including architecture, community development, and socio-cultural issues. The event will include panels and talks, sensory workshops and sound art presentations. Communities in flux across the Lower Mainland present unique opportunities to engage with city planning strategies, urban densification, and the impact of soundscapes, smellscapes and mobilities on local urban environments.

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Calder Community Mosaic Patterns

On 27, Feb 2017 | No Comments | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

We’re excited that the design for the new Calder Branch Library community mosaic mural is coming together nicely.  We are making preparations to begin fabrication soon.

Here is an updated animation of all of the digitized patterns created from the great designs gathered last year at the Calder Community pattern workshops.

Stay tuned…

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Winter WHERENESS

On 15, Feb 2017 | No Comments | In News, Project | By Admin

WHERENESS covered in February snow at Cambie St & 50th

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Park Re-opening with ‘Storytelling’

On 29, Oct 2016 | No Comments | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

Rebecca Bayer and IMu Chan are very honoured to have been a part of the Chief Mathias Joe Park renewal in North Vancouver with their piece ‘Storytelling.’

Yesterday afternoon the weather cleared for several hours during an energetic event honouring the Mathias family. Thank you to the City of North Vancouver for making this project come to life.

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Installation photos here.