Art for Lunch: The Public Monument with Marlene Hilton Moore

Artist Marlene Hilton Moore

The Public Monument with Marlene Hilton Moore
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Friday, November 6, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Admission free

Marlene Hilton Moore is an award-winning artist and sculptor who has exhibited her art throughout Canada. She has been a recipient of many public art commissions over the last fifteen years. In 2014, Marlene was the recipient of the Excellence in the Arts Award at the Barrie Arts Awards, a recognition of her outstanding role in promoting the arts within Barrie, Simcoe County and nationally. Marlene is best known for her monumental figurative sculptures, including The Valiants Memorial in Confederation Square, Ottawa, and her most recent commission, Weedookdaadiwin, installed at the Simcoe County Museum. 

In this talk Marlene will shed light on how she instills historic figures with a living presence and maintains historical accuracy within the complicated bronze casting process. Her discussion will be supported by images of the fabrication process, from the beginning armature of the sculpture through the completed figure, to reveal how animation of the sculptural figure is achieved. Marlene will also discuss how she balances her intuitive approach to art making with the research and collaboration required for major public monuments.