art • place • culture


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Making intentional place is vital to developing an authentic and vibrant local and/or civic landscape & identity.  From place making through art or making place & space for arts and community in facilities, parks and streetscapes - we know we belong when we are in the mix.


•  art & design project team consulting

•  conceptualization of creative place making markers for large projects, facilities, parks & streetscapes

•  arts facility project development, programming, coordination 

•  identity branding, strategic planning

•  community engagement, communications outreach

•  business cases, surveys, research, reports for municipal review


arts use facilities

Katherine worked in team with Arts Habitat Edmonton, community stakeholders & the City to coordinate the development of multi-purpose arts space facilities for Edmonton: Old Cycle Building, ArtsCommon 118 & Artists Quarters. (Project Coordinator with AHE) 

way-finding design

Katherine worked with private & public sectors to design site specific "art elements" that function as integrated way-finding or place-making devises. Examples below: 'Chrysalis', Sun Sui Wan Restaurant for Bing Thom Architects; 'Bell Tower', Christ Church Cathedral for Busby Bridger Architects; 'Streams of Consciousness' for City of North Vancouver; 'Iceberg', Santigo International Airport for Architectura.

place-centred art

Katherine has developed public art through art plans, programs & individual projects that connect people who pass through to the specifics of a place. Examples below: 'Anthology', SW Seattle Library, Olson Kundig Architects + Seattle Public Art Commission; 'Witness", City of North Vancouver; 'sq'ac ways', & 'Inhale', Vancouver Millenium LRT line; 'Linqua Aqua' (artists Melanie Cassidy, Michael Filimowicz, Brady Marks, Philippe Pasquier), City of Surrey.  Commissioned by the City of Edmonton & the Edmonton Arts Council: WALKWAYS', (artist Derek Besant); '53o20-40'N' (artist & image Thorsten Goldberg); 'Resonate Progressions' (artist Royden Mills - photo MVHoy).

living places

Ultimately, its all about how we inhabit, use, breathe the spaces & place we live in & with.  Photos: KEKerr or noted: Booming Tree Taiko, live/work studio; Teepee with Impose (Thresholds Collective) Truth & Reconciliation Report day;  Indigenous performance on tsa tsa ke k'e (Alex Janvier) Canada 150 - Calvin Bruneau: AJ Louden working at the Open Street Mural; community event with Mount Pleasant Performance Tent (KEKerr); Launch at Lewis Estates Fire Station, integrated art panels (Vikki Wiercinski); Harry in his studio at ArtsHab 1; Mike: a living pillar of the Boyle Street community (Layla & Lacey).