The third-annual Ice Breakers Exhibition, a winter-themed public art exhibition, is now open to the public. The collaboration between Winter Stations and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), along with PortsToronto, features five outdoor winter-themed art installations located along Queens Quay West at Toronto’s downtown Waterfront.
“As a sponsor of Ice Breakers, PortsToronto is supporting an initiative that brings colour, warmth, and activity to the water’s edge, inviting people out of their buildings to take a winter walk along the Waterfront and appreciate Toronto’s unique landscape at this time of year,” said Deborah Wilson, vice-president, communications and public affairs for PortsToronto, in a press release.
This year’s exhibition features four winning installations, which were selected during an international design competition. Teams from Hamburg, Germany, and Athens, Greece, were joined by two local groups, as well as an installation completed by students at Ryerson University. Each of the designs respond to this year’s exhibition theme, “signal transmission.”
The 2019 Ice Breakers installations include ‘Chroma Key Protest’ by Andrew Edmundson of Solve Architects Inc. of Toronto, Ont.; ‘Tweeta-Gate’ by Eleni Papadimitriou and Stefanos Ziras of Space Oddity Studios SOS of Athens, Greece; ‘Connector’ by Alexandra Griess and Jorel Heid of Hamburg, Germany; ‘Stellar Spectra’ by Rob Shostak and Dionisios Vriniotis of Toronto, Ont.; and ‘Tripix’ by Ryerson University of Toronto, Ont. The installations will be available for viewing until Feb. 24.