Your chance to experience public art creation!
A symposium is a collaborative space for learning, sharing, and meeting with people who are passionate about a topic or practice. Sculpture Nova Scotia will host this symposium in partnership with its community partners.
A goal of Sculpture Nova Scotia is to raise awareness about the value and creation of public art, and specifically, about the sculpture arts.
Sculpture Nova Scotia’s vision is that people of all ages and backgrounds participate in action-learning at many levels, from simply enjoying up close how large–scale public art is made, to signing up for a carving workshop, or attending a public lecture on the history of carving or local stone geology.
Sculpture Nova Scotia’s first symposium will feature:
- mentoring and skills transfer between established artists and interns
- stone carving and sculpture arts workshops for youth and adults
- public lectures by local and visiting artists and related subject-matter experts
- master classes in sculpture arts at partner institutions
- guided school visits
- guided public tours
This venue for public-art making invites citizens into the creative process, and is a tangible expression of city-building. The result of these experiences, and simply interacting with carvers while they demonstrate their skill, will inspire curiosity and desire among citizens for more diverse gestures of public art in civic spaces.
Simply put, Sculpture Nova Scotia offers a joyful way of engaging with monumental art works at both the personal and the community level.
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