Luke Ramsey is City's New Artist in Residence

Congratulations to Luke Ramsey, who has been selected to be the City of Victoria's new Artist in Residence!

The new Artist in Residence program aims to 'keep art in mind', providing the opportunity for a local artist to work collaboratively with City staff and the community to identify and develop a creative artwork for one or more capital projects over a one-year term.

Ramsey’s submission was one of 40 the City received in response to a Request for Expressions of Interest, which was open to artists and artist teams who are residents of the Capital Region and included the Gulf Islands. He was one of five artist/groups shortlisted, based on his artistic merit, professional experience and understanding of the new program.

The Art in Public Places selection panel was impressed with Ramsey’s work in the realm of public art, his aesthetic approach, and his experience leading workshops and community-based projects.

Luke Ramsey is an illustrator, designer, muralist and painter. In 2010, he completed a giant, collaborative outdoor mural with artist Josh Holinaty on the John Howard Society building in Edmonton, Alberta. The mural won an Award of Excellence from the City of Edmonton in 2011, and a 2012 National Urban Design Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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