Call to the local Indigenous community for ideas and images!
Tesasini (Flat Rock) Park, the new NCC waterfront park along the river in Gatineau at Zibi, is being developed for next summer. The Memengweshii Council in collaboration with the Zibi Project has chosen this site as a location to further explore interpretations the 13 Moons as seen on Turtle’s shell. We are now looking to the Indigenous community for ideas and designs on this theme.
The selected image(s) will be used to develop artwork integrated into the site. Everyone, of all ages and skill levels, is welcome to participate!
The concept: 13 unique turtles creatively placed within the park, waiting to be found by the park visitors, offering a unique cultural educational opportunity for everyone. This could be metal turtle sculptures embedded into the sidewalk or railings, a turtle carved into large rock pieces, or perhaps a new idea!
We are now looking to you for ideas and participation on this project. Your idea submission could contain any of the following,
– A drawing of the form of a turtle. Could be hand drawn or digital.
– A written description of the shape or features that would be important.
– A written description for which interpretive information should be included.
– Anything else you would like us to know!
The first ten (10) submissions will receive a $50 gift card to spend at Beandigen Café located at Lansdowne Park, which features not only great coffee, but also all sorts of Indigenous vendors.
The selected submission will win the grand prize of a $250 Visa gift card. Ownership of the image or artwork will remain property of the artist and will have their name included in descriptive park signage. If interested, the artist is welcome to collaborate and learn how their drawing can be transformed into public art!
All requests for additional information, and final submittals should be sent to [email protected]
All submissions are due by January 7, 2021.