The Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, is pleased to announce that prominent local artist Andrew Tarrant has been selected to be our lead mentor, working alongside our artists to complete a public art project that will have several utility boxes painted with beautiful, unique artwork.
The project is funded by the City of Calgary’s Public Art Program. In addition to our mentor artist, all participating artists will receive a fee for the completion of their artwork.
The public art project is one of several ways the Centre is meeting the goals of its strategic plan, This is Our Moment. This is one of several special projects that will be open to artists over the coming months.
About Andrew Tarrant: Ceramic artist Andrew Tarrant is known as an accomplished practitioner of sprigged decoration. His work is a contemporary view of classical pottery forms influenced by historical and mythological themes and a modern humor. Influenced by various cultures and civilizations throughout history his work presents as both unique and opulent from small, personal, utilitarian objects to larger, one of a kind vessels. Born in the United Kingdom, and moving to Canada at a young age his early memories of England promoted the evolution of his artistic career. Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 1990 he has created work for clients worldwide, representing in numerous collections and shown in many exhibitions including the Faenza 53rd International Competition of Contemporary Ceramics.