Town of Tecumseh issues RFP for Indigenous artwork

Tecumseh Town Hall, April 8, 2021. Photo by Mark Brown/WindsorNewsToday.ca

The Town of Tecumseh is looking to mark its 100th anniversary with public art by an Indigenous artist.

The town has put out a request for proposals for artwork, either a painting or sculpture, that would be displayed in the town hall.

“In honour of our 100th Anniversary and our commitment for Truth and Reconciliation, we are looking to engage local Indigenous artists to create an original piece of artwork that will symbolize reflection, education, hope and healing,” said Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara. “The commissioned artwork is planned to be on permanent display within Town Hall.”

Proposals will be accepted until February 28. The proposals will then be evaluated and an artist will be selected around the end of March.

The town is looking for a piece that acknowledges the pain as well as the resilience of those impacted by the Residential School system in Canada while symbolizing education, hope and healing and reflects on the Town of Tecumseh.

The request for proposals can be found here.

The art piece will be unveiled during the town’s 100th-anniversary celebration scheduled for July 2-4, 2022.