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Tuesday 8 March 2011

Charley Fox Information

Observation/Article 1, March 08, 2011

The following information was provided by The London Arts Council.

Charley Fox Memorial Public Art Project
A veteran, an educator, a passionate Londoner.
Veteran Charley Fox dedicated his life to ensuring the memories of fallen veterans would be shared with youths and future generations. Before he died, Charley Fox spearheaded many causes including his "Torchbearers" project to honour Canadian Forces members, past and present. He spoke passionately about the service Canadian military veterans perform and kept veterans' stories alive while encouraging school boards to ensure Remembrance Day ceremonies were held annually.
This public art project will be sited in the centre of the roundabout located at the Charley Fox Memorial Overpass (Hale Street and Trafalgar Street CN Overpass). Surviving members of his family have indicated that, although the bridge is named after him, the public art project should recognize all branches of the Canadian military.
This is London’s first roundabout; it will help to alleviate heavy traffic stoppages caused by the frequent arrival of passenger and freight trains, as well it provides local pedestrians and motorists with a safe, efficient passageway over a busy railway corridor.
Goals of this Public Art Project are to:
  • Create a public Art piece which will enhance the surrounding site
  • Be permanent, easily maintained and sustainable
  • Be respectful of the veteran community and to all men and women currently serving
The public Art project budget is $100,000.00, which includes all design, fabrication, insurance, travel, installation costs/fees and applicable taxes.

*Artists selected for the proposal phase will submit a detailed budget with their final proposal.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 14 before 3:00 p.m.
For more information, site considerations, submission requirements, etc:
Charley Fox Memorial Public Art Project
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