Press: Thank you Toronto Star

Thank you for our first major article since the announcement of our artist shortlist. The Toronto Star has a special place in our story as in 1980 the paper connected a young journalist, Leslie Scrivener, to Terry Fox when she was assigned to provide ongoing reports of the Marathon of Hope. Through the assignment Leslie formed a meaningful kinship with Terry Fox, and later wrote his biography. Some 38 years later, Leslie and co-lead Geri Berholz are championing the citizen-powered Legacy Art Project, a public space to inspire visitors, ignite passion, spark action and create impact by bringing life to Terry’s legacy of inspiration. This project will honour our past and look to the future. A great article to detail our intention and what to get excited about Toronto!

Find Christopher Hume’s article HERE

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Announcing our Art Consultant!

Our team is thrilled to welcome seasoned art consultant and art expert, Rebecca Carbin to the Legacy Art Project.

Over her 18 years of commissioning art in public spaces, both in Toronto and in the United Kingdom, Rebecca has worked collaboratively with numerous stakeholders and artists often supporting artists on their first public commission. She has worked closely with the following artists to complete successful first permanent public commissions. In Toronto: Luis Jacob, Daniel Young and Christian Giroux, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Jeannie Thib, Tadashi Kawamata, Kim Tomczak and Lisa Steele. In the UK she worked with Richard Wentworth, Tim Head, Yuko Shiraishi, Liz Wright.

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Rebecca Carbin holds a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, UK. While working as an independent curator and art consultant in London
she worked with a variety of clients and agencies including Artangel, Public Art Development
Trust, British Broadcasting Corporation, the Corporation of London, West Ham United Football
Club and the Saatchi Gallery.

As Public Art Officer for the City of Toronto, Rebecca grew the City’s percent for art program and opened up commissioning opportunities to artists working in a variety of media and at all stages in their careers. Until recently, Rebecca Carbin was the Public Art Program Manager for Waterfront Toronto where she was responsible for all aspects of planning and commissioning art within the public realm of the designated Waterfront area.

Rebecca is now the Principal of Art + Public Unltd, a consultancy focused on exceptional public art projects. She is also Founder of I Heart Your Work Art Futures, an artwork production concept that brings a kick-starter approach to contemporary art patronage.

We look forward to her leadership and expertise toward creating a magnificent result for the Legacy Art Project… inspired by Terry Fox. Stay tuned for our art competition launching later this year. 

Questions, curiosities? Send us an email.