The Re:ACTIVATE Student and Emerging Artist Public Art Exhibition features three temporary public art installations from local emerging artists Sarah Greig, Courtney Spargo and Zoe Crook. This follows their participation in SCAPE Public Art’s Re:ACTIVATE Public Art Development Workshop held in April 2014.
Tertiary students and emerging artists were invited to register for the Re:ACTIVATE Workshop, which taught participants about the essential elements of public art delivery. They also had the opportunity to design a public artwork and submit a proposal for its display at Watermark, a section of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct, an anchor project being delivered by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).
CCDU was involved in the planning and selection of the artworks, and has provided sponsorship to produce and install them. Of all the proposals, the three selected considered and responded best to the elements of discovery, histories, memories and stories of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.
These surprising and innovative works were free to view as part of the Re:ACTIVATE Student and Emerging Artist Public Art Exhibition located at Watermark near the Antigua Boatsheds.
These works were on display between 4 November 2014 to 30 April 2015.