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

On 07, Dec 2017 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

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Livable Cities 2017: Sensing the City

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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 | 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 | In News, Project | By Admin

WHERENESS covered in February snow at Cambie St & 50th

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Calder Community Pattern Making Workshops

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Post-Workshops Update:

11×17 tile photo documentation – compilation of 137 Calder Community Patterns
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Calder Community Mosaic: Neighbourhood Pattern Workshops

On 01, Jul 2016 | In Make, Place, Project | By Admin

In June 2016 we had the pleasure of spending time in the Calder neighbourhood of Edmonton, part of Treaty Six territories in Alberta.  We met with community members through pattern-making workshops, generating ideas for a large mosaic which will be installed at the new Calder Branch of the Edmonton Public Library.  Ultimately, a wide variety of different repeating patterns will be artfully meshed together into one whole.

The free pattern-making workshops focused on using a triangular base.  Triangles have been used in patterns across cultures for millennia.  Geometrically, equilateral triangles have many shape and pattern possibilities; they create both linear and radial patterns, and can be arranged into hexagons, stars, diamonds, zig-zags, curves, and other shapes.

We had the honour of conducting these playful, open-ended workshops at the North West Seniors Society, the Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Society, the Africa Centre, the Al Rashid Mosque, Calder School, and the existing Calder Branch. We sincerely thank all of the incredible participants – we are so grateful for the beautiful, diverse, and intriguing contributions.

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Special thanks to Robert Harpin from the Edmonton Arts Council, Julie Woods and Raquel (Rocky) Mann from Calder Branch, and Cathie Bush from Calder School.  We certainly felt welcome during our stay in Edmonton, and it was great to learn about Calder through visiting vibrant neighbourhood nodes.

Stay tuned for more over the coming months!

Photos taken with permission by: Raquel Mann, Calder Branch staff, David Gregory, Rebecca Bayer

This project is made possible through the Edmonton Arts Council.

Rebecca Bayer (artist) & David Gregory (photographer)

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