Public Artwork

Abri…Perte et remplacement

Justin Wonnacott, Abri…Perte et remplacement, 1995
Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Alternate title: 
Shelter…Loss and Replacement ; Shelter, its loss and replacement
Artwork creator(s): 
Wonnacott, Justin
Text author(s): 
Wonnacott, Justin
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

Lamps, columns and planters all bear the mark of the artist; texts are engraved on the pedestrian crossings, sidewalks and bus shelters (indicated near the intersection of Slater and Elgin Streets, downtown); Photomontage entitled Food and Shelter / Bed & Breakfast at the corner of Rideau and William. (Promenart, s.p.)


Painting made with stencils on the street.

Text of the artwork: 

Rideau Chapel
is not forgotten.


La chapelle
de la rue Rideau
n'a pas été oubliée.

Text theme: 
Absences related to the site

Competition launched in 1992 as part of a redevelopment project for Rideau Street; competition launched by the city of Ottawa and Rideau Street Business Improvement Association


Digital Reflections

Goldchain, Rafael (1996).  Digital Reflections. Blackflash. vol.14, no. 1 , p. 8-13