Corphéum XIII Dances its way into Otonabee College Garden

October 7, 2019

Claude Millette’s sculpture is the fifth piece unveiled as part of Trent’s Public Sculpture Initiative

Claude Millette revealed his donated sculpture Corphéum XIII in the Otonabee gardens.

Renowned artist and sculptor Claude Millette revealed his donated sculpture Corphéum XIII in the Otonabee gardens on Sunday, September 29.

This addition to Trent’s art collection is a part of the University’s Public Sculpture Initiative, which celebrates sculpture in Canada and helps Trent acquire nationally significant works that present unique and diverse artistic practices.

“As our collection grows it will build a greater appreciation and desire for art and sculpture in our lives." said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University.

As the initiative continues, artists are invited to add their work to Trent’s art collection of more than 600 works, blending natural and human creations for all to enjoy on Trent’s beautiful campuses. The Trent public sculpture initiative is supported by alumnus David James ’68, Merit Travel, and the Jalynn H. Bennett Foundation legacy gift.

The unveiling of Corphéum XIII was attended by members of the Trent vast community. Following the unveiling, guests were invited to an artist talk where they could discuss the art with Claude Millette.

To learn more about public sculpture at Trent University, visit

About the Artist
Claude Millette’s career spans more than 40 years. Since the beginning of his practice, he worked in sculpture, installation and public art. His sculptures have been shown not only in Quebec, but also in Ontario, United States and Europe. He received commissions for more than 40 public artworks, mainly in Quebec, but also in Russia, France, Costa Rica and Mexico. His works have been acquired by several museums (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City), and stand in municipal and private collections.