Posted on Jun 20, 2016
Creator: Sara Hartland-Rowe (visual artist)
Nominator: Sheila Provazza
Composed of seven uniquely shaped enamel-on-aluminum panels arranged on the 280-foot wall of a bus concourse, Travellers imaginatively integrates the figures with the frame and successfully competes with the distracting background of interlocking blocks.
Jury Comments: An original, mature solution for a site that is only intermittently visually accessible. Sensitive figure drawing elevates the unpretentious subject matter—everyday people using public transit—so that each figure has the status of a portrait.
Travellers is installed at the Dartmouth bridge terminal.
Creator Sara Hartland-Rowe lives in Halifax.