Press Release

FIRST CAPITAL REALTY PRESENTS WINNER OF EDMONTON BREWERY DISTRICT PUBLIC ART COMPETITION


January 18, 2018

Edmonton, Alberta (January 18, 2018) – First Capital Realty Inc. (FCR) is pleased to announce that local Albertan artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett’s public art proposal Carbon Copy was selected to be the inaugural piece of public art at the Edmonton Brewery District . 

Ms. Brown and Mr. Garrett were among five talented artists who were invited to FCR’s public art call for this project. Through a rigorous juried selection process, Carbon Copy was selected based on artistic quality, merit of the work, innovation, creativity and level of engagement with the viewer.

Ms. Brown and Mr.  Garrett work with diverse mediums and materials ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. Their practice combines divergent aesthetic and industrial backgrounds, often resulting in participatory public sculptures and installations.  Previous works have appeared internationally, most notably at Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, USA), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Pera Museum (Istanbul, Turkey), Whanki Museum (Seoul, South Korea), Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary, Canada), and over 15 Festivals of Light throughout Europe and Asia.

Carbon Copy is a surrealist sculpture designed for the site-specific context of Edmonton Brewery District. It was designed with strong ties to the City of Edmonton and the broader context of North American culture.  The artwork will invite people to explore, engage and enjoy the newly created Brewery District developed by FCR and its partner, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. This re-imagined destination offers architectural design that is both historical and contemporary in its approach. The Brewery District is at the nexus of the Queen Mary, Oliver and Westmount neighbourhoods and is situated just west of MacEwan University and Edmonton's new Ice District.  The 120th Street station of the future Light Rail Transit line on 104th Avenue will be known as the Brewery District stop which will be located directly adjacent to the property.  The addition of this artwork will add aesthetic value to Edmonton Brewery District and enhance the experience of visitors to the centre.

 

The public and media will be invited to the Edmonton Brewery District art unveiling in the Summer of 2018.

WHAT:            Public Art Unveiling                                                                         

WHEN:            Summer 2018

WHERE:          Edmonton Brewery District

WEBSITE:       www.fcr.ca

 

**PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE**

INTERVIEWS:  Sandra Levy, First Capital Realty Inc.

ABOUT EDMONTON BREWERY DISTRICT

The Edmonton Brewery District is co-owned by First Capital Realty Inc. and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and is managed by First Capital Realty Inc. The shopping centre has a mix of national and regional tenants that include Loblaw’s City Market, Shoppers Drug Mart, Winners, GoodLife Fitness, MEC, Starbucks, Tokiwa Ramen, Oliver Park Dental and more.

The EBD accommodates an urban lifestyle with its unique blend of products and services. This new development incorporates the principles of smart urban development and green building practices. This development also offers an architectural design that is both historical and current in its approach. For more information please visit: www.fcr.ca

 

ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY (TSX: FCR)

First Capital Realty is one of Canada’s largest owners, developers and managers of grocery anchored, retail-focused urban properties where people live and shop for everyday life. The Company currently owns interests in 161 properties, totaling approximately 25 million square feet of gross leasable area.

 

ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY ARTS PROGRAM INITIATIVE

FCR has been involved in various art projects across the country for the last seven years. These projects allow the Company to support local artists, engage with its communities while at the same time adding aesthetic value to its properties and enhancing the experience of visitors to these centres. Through collaborations with OCAD University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Concordia University, First Capital Realty has sponsored several competitions giving students/emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their talent and art as well as go through a process of real life modeling, presentations and other related interactions for their public art with a “client”/corporation. FCR also supports local established artists through public calls and holds an annual arts festival in Toronto.

 

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For further information:

Sandra Levy

Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs

(416) 216 2089

sandra.levy@fcr.ca