South Frontenac seeking Indigenous art for Glendower Heritage Garden project

Proposed plan for Glendower Heritage Garden. Image via South Frontenac Township.

The Township of South Frontenac has put out a call for proposals and submissions for an Indigenous art installation for the Glendower Heritage Garden project.

According to the Township, they were successful in securing a Community Grants Project for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II towards the Glendower Heritage Garden.

“The project will introduce a community garden to the neighbourhood park that will feature Indigenous artwork commemorating the long-standing relationship between the Algonquin, Anishnaabe, and the Haudenosaunee peoples and the Crown,” South Frontenac said in a media release. “The garden will also include an accessible pathway, edible trees, and heritage/heirloom plants that would have been commonly planted in gardens when the Queen ascended the throne 70 years ago, and a plaque acknowledging the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the funding received for the project.”

The Glendower Heritage Garden will be located at 1381 Westport Road in Godfrey, outside the Glendower Hall (also known as Bedford Hall). Artists within the boundaries of the traditional territory of the Algonquin, Anishnaabe, and the Haudenosaunee are eligible to submit their artwork for consideration.

Requirements and specifications, as provided by the Township:

  • A permanent art installation suitable for the outdoors.
  • There is no medium specifications or requirements.
  • The space for the artwork is approximately 5 ft. x 6 ft. (please see page 3 for project design concept).
  • The artwork must depict the long-standing relationship between the Algonquin, Anishnaabe, and the Haudenosaunee peoples and the Crown.

The deadline to submit this proposal is Friday, Jul. 15, 2022. The Township said the budget is $1,000 and the installation deadline is Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022.

Read the full call for submissions on the South Frontenac website.

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