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Niagara Falls Exchange Public Art Competition Winner Announced

A jury from the Niagara Falls Public Art Advisory Task Force has selected the proposed work “Flock,” by Nicholas Crombach, as the winner of the City of Niagara Falls Public Art Competition.

The winning proposal was selected from 16 submissions and five shortlisted designs. The selection was based on the response to the competition’s goal and themes, appropriateness for the site, artistic excellence and technical feasibility, and over 350 comments from the public.

The proposed design is described by the artist, “Flock commemorates the inherent beauty found in spaces and events which bring people together, while at the same time reflecting the natural environment and reminding viewers of our collective duty to protect it. As such, it reflects Niagara Falls itself as a destination which enables vibrant intermingling of cultures and communities, in combination with stunning natural wonders and critical ecosystems.”

About Nicholas Crombach, and the proposed work "Flock"

  • Nicholas Crombach is an award-winning visual artist based in Toronto, Canada, who majored in Sculpture & Installation, at OCAD University, Toronto.
  • “Flock” consists of a cast aluminum sculpture depicting three migratory songbirds frozen in flight. Rendered at a larger than life scale, and positioned to create a roughly pyramidal shape, these unique yet unified birds represent three of the many diverse bird species who migrate to and from the Niagara Region each year.
  • The artwork will be integrated into the existing landscape design.
  • The work will be installed at the Exchange after completion of the construction on the property. Currently, the Exchange is on target for completion in November 2022.
  • The all-inclusive budget of $90,000 will include all costs directly associated with the artwork.

Public art helps strengthen the city’s visual identity, stimulates the economy, and enhances tourism and community pride.

Niagara Falls Exchange Public Art Competition Winner Announced

A jury from the Niagara Falls Public Art Advisory Task Force has selected the proposed work “Flock,” by Nicholas Crombach, as the winner of the City of Niagara Falls Public Art Competition.

The winning proposal was selected from 16 submissions and five shortlisted designs. The selection was based on the response to the competition’s goal and themes, appropriateness for the site, artistic excellence and technical feasibility, and over 350 comments from the public.

The proposed design is described by the artist, “Flock commemorates the inherent beauty found in spaces and events which bring people together, while at the same time reflecting the natural environment and reminding viewers of our collective duty to protect it. As such, it reflects Niagara Falls itself as a destination which enables vibrant intermingling of cultures and communities, in combination with stunning natural wonders and critical ecosystems.”

About Nicholas Crombach, and the proposed work "Flock"

  • Nicholas Crombach is an award-winning visual artist based in Toronto, Canada, who majored in Sculpture & Installation, at OCAD University, Toronto.
  • “Flock” consists of a cast aluminum sculpture depicting three migratory songbirds frozen in flight. Rendered at a larger than life scale, and positioned to create a roughly pyramidal shape, these unique yet unified birds represent three of the many diverse bird species who migrate to and from the Niagara Region each year.
  • The artwork will be integrated into the existing landscape design.
  • The work will be installed at the Exchange after completion of the construction on the property. Currently, the Exchange is on target for completion in November 2022.
  • The all-inclusive budget of $90,000 will include all costs directly associated with the artwork.

Public art helps strengthen the city’s visual identity, stimulates the economy, and enhances tourism and community pride.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Five (5) artists have been shortlisted to submit proposals to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork that will be part of the Exchange project, but only one will be selected.

    We are offering a preview of the five (5) proposals and asking for input. What artwork should be on Main Street in front of the Exchange?

    Maquettes of some of these submissions will be on display until April 28th at the Niagara Falls History Museum.  

    Please have a look and let us know about these proposals by answering these questions:

    • What way does this work show originality or creativity? 
    • Is this work interesting and engaging? 
    • How does this work fit within the location on Main Street in front of the Niagara Falls Exchange?
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