When CAMH announced it would transform its historical Queen Street site into the mental health facility of the future, its vision and plan for the current phase of the redevelopment project included provisions to commission and display art in public places as a way to promote patient recovery and engage the surrounding community.
Today, CAMH is proud to announce the first five therapeutic art installation projects and artists as part of this transformational project. The five artists and projects are:
- Dan Bergeron - teaching kitchen frit, McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre
- Niall McClelland - glazing frit, main lobby stairway, McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre
- Alex McLeod - digital media wall, library, McCain Complex Care and Recovery Centre
- Sean Patenaude - video/photography/documentary, both new buildings
- Nathan Whitford - light art, both new buildings
In 2016, CAMH put a call out to local artists to commission 10 architecturally-integrated, public-facing pieces for prominent places inside and outside of the two new hospital buildings currently under construction, as well as 24 stand-alone pieces for corridors and waiting areas. The hospital received more than 300 responses to the call.