Public art is defined as art that exists in the public realm and is freely accessible by everyone.
The City of Guelph recognizes that public art plays an important role in building vibrant communities and contributing to cultural identity.
The City’s artworks are located in various municipally-owned indoor and outdoor public spaces throughout Guelph. These works are intended to enrich our landscape, stimulate thought and serve as landmarks for gathering spaces.
The City’s public art inventory is a collection of works that the City has acquired in various ways over time: some have commemorated special events, some have been gifts, and others have been commissioned by the City.
The growing collection is diverse in medium and form. The earliest piece, The Blacksmith, dates back to 1885.
A Bird in Hand, Ted Fullerton, 2014
A Community Coming Together, Goldie Sherman, Katrin Wolters, Barbara Guy Long, various community members, 2008
Bird/Watching, Ted Fullerton, 2014
Birds of a Feather, Ted Fullerton, 2014
Carousel Mural, Greg Elliott, 2002
Carousel Shell Wind Vane, Stephen Lewis , 1999
Children’s Rights Monument , Harold Muller , 2006
Four Seasons, Thomas Kemp Kieffer, 1970s
Garbasaurus, Greg Elliott, 1999
IODE Cross of Sacrifice, Unknown, 1925
IODE Memorial Fountain, A.B Lundy, 1914
John Galt Bust, John Miecznikowski, 1979
McCrae House Memorial, A.C. Burnett Nicol, 1946
McCrae Park Gates, Les Smith, 1946
Passages, Peter Johnston, 1997
Perch, Ted Fullerton, 2014
Pulling Together, Ken Danby, 1993
Reflection Garden, James Wallace (artist) and Wendy Shearer (landscape architect), 2000
Remember Flanders, Ruth Abernethy, 2015
Spider Chrysanthemum, Tammy Ratcliff, 2004
Terrain of Sensation, Pearl Van Geest, 2014
The Blacksmith Fountain, Unknown, donated by J.B Armstrong, 1885
The Family Sculpture and Fountain, William McElcheran, 1985
The Frog Waterspout, William McElcheran, 1985
The Paper Bag Princess Statue, Ben McCarl, 2013
Time Line/Water Line, John McEwen, 2001
Time Line/Water Line Maquette, John McEwen, 2000
War Memorial Cenotaph, Alfred Howell, 1927
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