Submitted Media Release

GLENHYRST ART GALLERY is seeking Artists and Artist-Led Teams to submit proposals to create a permanent piece of public art to be located in downtown Brantford, in the new City Hall Building.

Artists will be selected by a partner-led jury through a process involving a written statement of approach, qualifications, and submission of a detailed proposal by selected artists.

Award: $45,000 (including HST, if applicable) First Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Glenhyrst is dedicated to engaging our local and regional communities with art and culture. As such, we propose a public art project that introduces new work, to be displayed in the new City Hall building at 58-70 Dalhousie St. in downtown Brantford.

We have recently engaged with local Brantford historian Rob Adlam who houses many pieces of colourful wood foundry moulds and related artifacts from Brantford’s historical industries, on behalf of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre. The Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre has offered to donate these historical pieces to create a public art piece in the new Brantford City Hall. Rob Adlam will also donate a small number of relevant pieces from his own collection for inclusion in the piece. The piece will represent a significant part of our history – particularly, the industry that provided the basis and funds for many local organizations. The local connection to Glenhyrst and the Samuel W. Stedman Foundation (who is a funding partner) of course cannot be ignored and the long standing relationship with the Stedman and Cockshutt family allows us to further expand our footprint in the community and continue the work that Glenhyrst’s donor Edmund Cockshutt, desired for keeping arts and culture alive in Brantford.

The selection process for choosing an artist to create this piece, will be completed by Glenhyrst. Once complete, the Public Art will be gifted to the City of Brantford to add to their ever-growing Public Art Collection.

This project is kindly supported by grants from the Samuel W. Stedman Foundation and The City of Brantford’s Public Art Fund.

For more information and the Call for Artist document, please go to or please call Glenhyrst Art Gallery at 519 756 5932 or email for more information.