Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Transit Bridge Terminal is now home to a unique public art piece that will enhance and enrich the commute of residents.
Sara Hartland Rowe’s art piece involved the creation of a large-scale installation of laser cut sheet metal elements drawn from sketches she has done onsite at the terminal, and while travelling by bus throughout the municipality. The installation will reinforce the sense of movement of buses and people through the terminal space, and will form a bold, energetic, and playful counterpoint to the architecture of the terminal.
Ms. Hartland Rowe is a Halifax-based painter and an instructor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work throughout Canada, the United States of America, the Netherlands, and Argentina, and has produced large-scale wall paintings for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Windsor Art Gallery, Museum London, the Durham Art Gallery, the Koffler Gallery, and Harbourfront Gallery.
The Halifax Regional Municipality’s public art program commissions artists to provide art in new, municipal facilities with the intent of enhancing the public experience of those spaces. For more information on the municipality’s public art program and this project, please visitwww.halifax.ca/Culture/PublicArt/.