Career Launcher: IN:Sight Rooftop Art
A rooftop art design competition amongst emerging artists and alumni from OCAD University who will compete to have their design of a temporary art installation on top of the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre to compliment their upcoming solar panel installation.
The process will be overseen by a panel of WNC staff and youth leaders, local academics and Toronto public art leaders. The installation will be visible to local condo dwellers and air traffic in and out of the local City Centre airport.
This is an opportunity for an emerging designer or artist to have their work celebrated on a large scale and for the community to have an opportunity to share in how their neighbourhood is being transformed.
The project also receives support and consultation from Paul Aloisi, an artist and an OCADU instructor:
Paul Aloisi is a Canadian born, internationally exhibiting artist who works across and integrates disciplines including sculpture, installation and inter-media abstraction. His recent work has explored human interaction and communication through investigations of public space, architecture, typography and their relationships.
His practice involves both permanent public artworks and unsolicited ephemeral interventions to engage the public and stimulate their participation in ‘moments of art’. Previous commissions include clients such as Evergreen Canada, Bell Canada, Nike Canada, CBC Radio Canada, Interior Designers of Canada and Grolsch.
An experienced group facilitator, Aloisi has engaged in arts education projects with the Luminato Festival, Toronto District School Board and is an instructor at OCAD University.