Alderlea, the beautifully restored 19th century mansion in downtown Brampton, will turn 150 years old in 2017. The City is commissioning a new piece of public art to celebrate.
The City of Brampton invited Canadian artists and artist-led teams to participate in a prequalification process for the commissioning of a public art piece for the Alderlea 150 Anniversary Sculpture Project. The prequalified artist(s) will then be invited to submit a competitive bid for the commission of an original work of art.
Canadian artists who have completed a project with a similar scale and scope were eligible to apply. The City is looking for artists with a proven record of experience in community-engaged visual arts practices, street art design and implementation.
Alderlea underwent a meticulous restoration for adaptive reuse, blending exquisite historical features with modern convenience. It reopened in 2015 as an event venue, hosting weddings, conferences, film and photo shoots and other special events.