Discover, explore and engage as five interactive public art installations break through Queens Quay West this winter.
Ice Breakers 2018 – Thursday, January 18 – Opening Night Reception presented by Ports Toronto
Photo gallery coming soon
Ice Breakers 2018 – Contests and prizes
Ice Breakers 2018 – January 18 – Building the installations
Photo gallery coming soon
Ice Breakers 2018 – Program guide and map – Download here
Program coming soon
Ice Breakers 2018 – Marketing collateral – Download here
Ice Breakers 2018 – public relations
For background information, images and to schedule interviews, please contact Kim Graham & Associates.
Ice Breakers in the Media:
Ice Breakers 2018 – HERE ARE YOUR FIVE WINNERS!
Ice Breakers 2018 – Jury Deliberation photos
On October 19, the Ice Breakers jury met to choose the final five art installations that will be built and featured along Queens Quay. It was a full day of jury deliberations of over 100 international submissions. The announcement of the final five will be released in November.
Heather A. Meltzer
Principal, Bow Bridge Communications LLC
Principal Creative Director, Entro Communications
Cultural Programming and Public Art Commissions Manager, Waterfront Toronto
Chief Development Officer, Harbourfront Centre
Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, PortsToronto
Ice Breakers 2018 – View all 100 submissions
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Winter Stations and The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA) converge for a second year on Toronto’s urban Waterfront with ICE BREAKERS, a temporary art exhibition.
Running from January 19 to February 25, Ice Breakers will feature five wintertime art installations located on Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden.
Ice Breakers is now in its second year of producing and exhibiting temporary public art works along Queens Quay within Toronto, Canada’s Waterfront for winter 2018. This year, we opened an international design competition for the selection of five artist teams to provide installations for five unique sites.
Ice Breakers 2018 – Call for Submissions
For Ice Breakers’ second year the theme is “Constellation”. This can be interpreted in various ways, and we can expect to see work that is challenging, while also accessible, reminding the public that public art can be fun and engaging.
The intention is to bring colour, warmth and activity to the water’s edge, inviting people to take a winter walk along the Waterfront and appreciate the unique Toronto landscape at this time of year.
Public Art Opportunity
WinterStations Inc. asked artists to develop temporary public art installations for Ice Breakers 2018. Five locations were available, representing five public art opportunities.
These locations have been selected in collaboration with The Waterfront BIA, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Harbourfront Centre after identifying sites with high visibility, pedestrian traffic, limited constraints, as well as other attributes, such as photograph opportunities and relative proximity to transit, residents and the other artwork locations.
This was a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Ice Breakers’ temporary artwork installations.
Ice Breakers is an initiative of Toronto’s Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA), developed and coordinated by Winter Stations Inc., the team behind the annual Winter Stations International Design Competition bringing temporary public art installations to Toronto’s Beach.
The deadline for submissions was October 13, 2017. Thank you to all who submitted installation concepts.
To review competition rules, regulations and submission requirements and site resources, please visit: http://icebreakers.winterstations.com