Stunning New 100-Foot High Sculpture Installed on Nepean Point in Ottawa


OTTAWA, ON.- A monumental new sculpture now graces one of Ottawa’s most picturesque skylines, thanks to a partnership agreement between the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the National Capital Commission (NCC). At 30.5 metres high, One Hundred Foot Line by critically-acclaimed contemporary artist Roxy Paine, is his most ambitious sculpture to date in terms of upward scale. It is also the first acquisition by the Gallery of Paine’s work and represents a significant addition to its collection of Contemporary Art. The realization of this installation has been almost two years in the making and confirms the Gallery’s commitment to presenting more contemporary art in public spaces. One Hundred Foot Line is located on Nepean Point, a park owned by the NCC and which is just behind the Gallery. The sculpture was purchased in 2010 following the selection of a location that would offer the greatest number of vantage p