News release

Media Photo Opportunity: New Public Art Sculpture in Downtown Core

Entertainment and activities | July 21, 2014

Community Common Park, located in the city’s downtown core, will soon be home to a new public art sculpture. Contemplating Child is a large-scale, 3,500 pound steel piece that will be installed on the park’s south-east corner at Living Arts Drive and Princess Royal Drive. Currently there are over 37 public artworks on display citywide; 17 of which are part of the City’s Public Art collection.

“The City’s investment in public art is a critical aspect of animating and anchoring public space, and fostering a sense of belonging and connection to the City,” said Andrew Whittemore, Director, Culture. “The Public Art program continues to advance the City’s Strategic goals of building vibrant communities, creating great public spaces and celebrating our community.”

Ferruccio Sardella, is a local GTA artist who created the work. Titled Contemplating Child, the sculpture – of a child sitting and thinking – speaks to the connection between family and community.

Photo Opportunity Details

Contemplating Child, the City’s newest public art piece at Community Common Park

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10 a.m.

Community Common Park
South-east corner Living Arts Drive and Princess Royal Drive
Mississauga, ON

Ferruccio Sardella, Artist
Frank Dale, Councillor, Ward 4, City of Mississauga
Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services, City of Mississauga
Andrew Whittemore, Acting Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga
Laura Piette, Director, Parks & Forestry Division, City of Mississauga
Yvonne Koscielak, Public Art Co-ordinator, Culture Division, City of Mississauga

Artist Bio
Ferruccio Sardella is a GTA-based artist who explores connections between culture, community and environment by using a number of different approaches to art-making.

Sardella is a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) with degrees in fine arts and communications. Sardella’s work is in a number of art collections across North America.

About the City’s Public Art Program
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City of Mississauga
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