Hamilton has a variety of public art on display throughout the city that you can explore and discover! Here are my top 10 favourites:
1. Adesso Ne
This art piece is made of two cast concrete benches. The artist’s choice of artwork title comes from Latin phrasing which references the idea of sitting together.
Artist: Yvonne Felix, with Adam Stanislad and Jesse Stanislad
Location: 191 James Street North
2. Bead Maze
“A bead maze is an early childhood toy that demonstrates the mechanics of movement, transportation and organization, while providing an emotional response of immediate delight. By scaling this universal toy up 15 times, artist Laura Marotta created a sculpture with a direct relationship to the body of the viewer and one that reinforces the various ways we connect with transportation.” The artwork consists of 28 different shaped beads playfully positioned along three tubing as if they are sliding along and being played with.
Artist: Laura Marotta
Location: West Harbour GO Station, 353 James St. North
3. Dressmaker’s Mannequin
This beautiful mannequin statue is carved from a single block of Mountain Rose granite. It was modeled on a local seamstress’s mannequin draped in cloth in such a way as to recall classical Roman and Greek sculpture. The artwork speaks to Ottawa Street’s long history as the Fabric & Textile District of Hamilton.
Artist: Daniel Davelaar
Location: 236 Ottawa Street North, NE corner at Edinburgh Avenue
4. Pebbles On A Beach
Three incredibly detailed bronze figures of children playing with pebbles. This intriguing group of statues was commissioned by the Waterfront Heritage Trust.
Location: Waterfront Trail, near Beach Blvd at Van Wagners Beach Rd.
This is an incredible piece of art on the Waterfront Trail of a sail that is made of stainless steel being held by two bronze figures.
Artists: Veronica and Edwin Dam De Nogales
Location: Waterfront Trail at Pier 8, 57 Discovery Drive
6. Timeline Siteline
Timeline Siteline is a bench made of Brazilian ipe wood and stainless steel that is designed to commemorate the history of James Street North and its rich architectural history by graphically indicating the location and construction dates (in some cases demolition as well) of the street’s historic buildings. Awesome!
Artists: Peter Osborne and Sean Solowski
Location: 154 James St North at Cannon Street
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