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Call for Entries: Valley Park Branch Public Art Mural

Valley Park branch outside wall where art will be placed

Hamilton Public Library is seeking professional artists and artist-led teams to submit proposals for a mural, to be installed on an exterior wall of the new Valley Park Branch and recreation building, at Paramount Drive. The expected completion date is Spring 2022.

Proposals are encouraged from artists and artist-led teams who have the technical skills to provide the work in a still, digital format. Hamilton Public Library is responsible for printing and installing the mural.

The proposed art piece should be welcoming and invite a sense of arrival.

The subject of the successful work should be reflective of one or more of the following themes:

  • Art that celebrates and reflects the history and local relevance to the Upper Stoney Creek community.
  • Art that celebrates the local geographic environment and HPL’s commitment to sustainability.

The mural is to be printed onto a series of panels with a total combined length of 14.62m and height of 4.27m. The work can be created in any medium but must be provided as high-resolution digital files suitable for large-format printing.

Entry deadline: June 20, 2021, by 11pm EST.

Submissions by email must be sent to: vpmural@hpl.ca and include “Valley Park Branch Public Art Mural” in the Subject line.

Artists are selected by a jury through a two-stage process.

Short-listed applicants completing a stage two submission receive $500.

The winning submission is awarded $5,000.

Download Valley Park Branch Public Art Mural Project - Call for Artists

For general inquiries:
Email: llee@hpl.ca

Call for Juror

HPL invites one local resident to join the jury tasked with choosing the winning artwork to go on an exterior mural at our new Valley Park branch. The selected juror must be able to attend four virtual, day-long meetings in Summer and Fall. The selected juror will be financially compensated for their time.

If interested, please email submissions on or before June 20, 2021, to VPmural@hpl.ca
Please include your first and last name, telephone number, email address, and three reasons why you want to be a juror.

Download the Juror Application Form.

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