Research in artworks: Commemoration

Aids Memorial

Curved wall, like a ribbon. On it, the names of thousands of BC AIDS victims have been cut out in the steel. A poem is written above. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Wilson, Bruce
Installation year: 
2004

Ancient Movements

Ancient Movements is a photo-screenprinted mural installed on an exterior wall at the Red Deer Recreation Centre. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Williams, Blake
Installation year: 
2006

Anniversaire

Behind the old Customs House, a bouquet of 35 copper pipes of various sizes is planted in the ground, looking like birthday candles. Each represents one decade. In front of this bouquet, three large r [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Hanganu, Dan S.
Installation year: 
1992

Catching Neutrinos

The cone highlights historic headlines from the Edmonton Journal over the past 100 years. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Mallon, Darci
Installation year: 
2005

Continuum

A band of twisted, stainless steel engraved with decades of events and visions of the past and present; lit from below at night [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Kerr, Katherine
Installation year: 
2007

Courage & Hope

The sculpture consists of a golden ladder set against a glass wall. At the base of the ladder are the names of the fourteen women who died in the École Polytechnique tragedy. Carved on the glass are d [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
LeBlanc, Valérie
Installation year: 
1998

CREDO

In the sculpture, an older man contemplates the draught of a document quietly; beside him kneels the small figure of himself at the age of seven. At that time, he lived in Hampton and, all through his [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Hooper Studios; Byers, Darren

Echoes of grace

On the photographs are two different sets of text, separated into the left side and the right side on each panel. The two sides are meant to show the different kinds of history that a place can have — [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Creates, Marlene
Installation year: 
2001

Five Monument

The sculpture shows five key women in Canadian history, celebrating an important legal victory in characteristic poses. An empty chair adds an interactive feature to the monument, inviting passers-b [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Paterson, Barbara
Installation year: 
1999

Frost Memorial Sculpture

Table and chairs. Text is engraved in the table and, in the middle, a representation of the Earth is inserted. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Huska, Karen
Installation year: 
2004

Grand Parade, Halifax

A traffic control box is painted in muted, watery colours, like age-old slate, with faded images of ships and skylines. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Johnson, William; Robinson, Matt
Installation year: 
2009

Kristallnacht (Nuit de cristal)

The artwork is shaped as a frieze panel and installed along three of the lobby's walls. The black frieze panel is pierced with words in French, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The cut-out first layer ope [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lemieux, Lisette
Installation year: 
2003

Lest we Forget

The names of 135 Canadian women murdered since 1989 are written, interspersed with the phrase "lest we forget" throughout the list. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Posyniak, Teresa
Installation year: 
1994

Louis J. Robichaud Monument

The structure is made up of two main masses, erected side by side and supporting each other: it illustrates duality and equality, and is a reminder of Louis Robichaud’s fight against inequality and in [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Charette, Luc
Installation year: 
2007

L’Île des Commencements

The artwork consists of a granite bench, 26 slabs embedded in the ground and 4 small bronze pieces grafted to the Maison des Éclusiers. The bench reproduce the shape of Ilot Normandin, a small island [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Racine, Rober
Installation year: 
1995