Cameron Cartiere lectures on public art and cities

Great Places is pleased to announce an evening presentation by Cameron Cartiere, Dean of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. This free public event will occur at the Frances Morrison Library in Saskatoon on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00pm.  Dr. Cartiere will discuss how public art builds great city spaces and vibrant communities.  

Cameron Cartiere holds a PhD from the University of Arts London, Chelsea College of Art & Design where her dissertation examined the role of place-specificity in public art. She is a writer and researcher specializing in public art, urban renewal, sculpture parks, cultural heritage and curatorial practice. Cartiere is the author of RE/Placing Public Art, co-editor of the book The Practice of Public Art, co-author of The Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment ( and author of the online resource, The International Directory of Sculpture Parks & Gardens (

Following the presentation, please join Great Places for a reception across the street at The Bassment for conversation, appetizers and a cash bar, with music from their Jazz Jam featuring the David Fong Trio.

This event is presented in partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library and the City of Saskatoon Visual Arts Placement Jury.  The support of the College of Arts & Science and the Department of Art & Art History is gratefully acknowledged.