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Re:ACTIVATE Public Art Development Workshop 2016

Calling all tertiary students and emerging artists
Registrations are open for the 2016 Re:ACTIVATE Public Art Development Workshop

Workshop 2016

The workshop shared with participants the essential elements of public art delivery. In addition, the final workshop activity allowed all participants to design their own artwork in response to the brief, and submit their proposal for consideration. This provides an opportunity for participants to design an artwork for selection to be produced by SCAPE for display within the evolving city.

Speakers includeD: 

  • Ryan Reynolds – Co-founder Gap Filler
  • Anne Cunningham – FESTA/ Te Pūtahi
  • Camia Young- XCHC
  • Sophie Connell - Urban designer
  • Nathan Pohio - Artist
  • Ariana Tikao – Artist
  • Jane Gregg -  LiVS
  • Sophie Bannan – Artist
  • Daegan Wells – Artist
  • Audrey Baldwin – Artist
  • Chris Reddington – Artist
  • Jamie Hanton – Curator
  • Paula Orrell – CoCA
  • Deborah McCormick – SCAPE Public Art
  • Jane Leighs – SCAPE Public Art, Trustee
  • Jo Mair - Christchurch City Council
  • Sarah Greig – Re:ACTIVATE Artist
  • Amelia Hitchcock - Assistant Curator

Re:ACTIVATE 2016 provided information on the critical aspects of realising public art in Christchurch. The workshop was a practical guide for tertiary art and design students, and emerging to mid-career artists covering all elements of public art delivery including; how to respond to a brief and explore site issues, practical requirements, expectations of delivery frameworks, public funding, budgets, contracts, and acknowledges the unique environment of creative opportunity in the city at present. Responding to the requirements of emerging artists, the workshop focused on achievable projects, with case studies and examples of recent successful practice in engaging public space from artists in Christchurch.

The workshop is unique in that it offered an opportunity for participants to submit a design, of which several proposals will be selected for this Re:ACTIVATE exhibition in 2016.


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