Eddie Clemens

Cognitive Reorientation 2022

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Hye Rim Lee

White Rose 2022

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Pacific Sisters

Te Pu o Te Wheke 2022

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Wendelien Bakker

A low brick wall 2022

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YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES and CHANGE YOUR CAREER! 2022

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Scott Flanagan

Ach Bog! 2022

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Jon Jeet

He Toki Maitai 2022

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Dr Jo Burzynska

Garden of Sensory Exchange 2022

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Louise Palmer

ALSO HER DAUGHTER 2021

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Rachael Rakena & Simon Kaan

Te Aika 2021

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SEASON
2022

SCAPE Public Art is taking over the central city with a series of exciting sculptures!

SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 runs from 5 November 2022 to 29 January 2023 and is a highlight of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s cultural calendar, bringing works from eight local and international artists to the city. Each artist’s work will showcase their unique interpretation of this year’s theme, Sweat Equity, a compelling conclusion to Managing Curator Jamie Hanton’s overall vision of Fictions, which has tied together SCAPE Public Art’s seasons from 2020-2022.

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White Rose

White Rose features a sprawling digital dreamscape where Hye Rim Lee’s long-time protagonist TOKI floats and spins through hyper-coloured imaginary ...

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Cognitive Reorientation

Using the Danish television police drama Forbrydelsen (The Killing) as a jumping-off point, Clemens investigates the unseen labour involved in ...

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Te Pu o Te Wheke

First exhibited at the Hawai’i Triennial in 2022, Te Pu o Te Wheke honours the Pacific Sisters’ long-standing and ongoing ...

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A low brick wall

Wendelien Bakker’s A low brick wall is a site-specific work that supplements and complements the existing brick structure. It is ...

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THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES and CHANGE YOUR CAREER!

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES and CHANGE YOUR CAREER! utilise the minimalist black text on white background with jazz accompaniment that has ...

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Ach Bog!

Made from thick polyurethane vinyl, a material commonly used in industrial settings to separate refrigerated areas from other spaces, Ach ...

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He Toki Maitai

Jon Jeet draws on his combined Ngāti Maniapoto and Fijian Indian whakapapa in the creation of this new monumental corten ...

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Garden of Sensory Exchange

Consisting of a sound installation and an interactive multisensory game, Garden of Sensory Exchange draws our attention to the elements ...

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Season 2022

The SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 runs from 5 November 2022 to 29 January 2023 and is a highlight of ...

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Season 2021

SCAPE Public Art is taking over the central city with a series of exciting sculptures Running from 19 November to ...

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Season 2020

About SCAPE Public Art Season 2020  SCAPE Public Art Season 2020 opened on 3 October, showcasing the theme of Secrets and ...

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Season 2019

About the Season SCAPE’s Season 2019 ignited Ōtautahi Christchurch’s outdoor spaces with stunning new contemporary artworks and events for all ...

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Season 2018

The SCAPE Public Art Season 2018 marked 20 extraordinary, exciting, mind-expanding years, since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the ...

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Season 2017

Local and internationally renowned artists indulged Christchurch with a feast of work for six weeks between 7 October and 18 ...

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Season 2016

Season 2016 Public Art Walkway Programmes Download the Opening Weekend programme Download the Public Events Programme ...

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Featured artists

Hye Rim Lee

Hye Rim Lee is an intermedia artist currently based in Auckland and frequently working in Seoul and New York. She works ...

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Eddie Clemens

Eddie Clemens is a New Zealand artist, born and raised in Rotorua and currently based in Auckland. His practice takes ...

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Wendelien Bakker

Wendelien Bakker is from the Netherlands and Ōtautahi, currently residing in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her practice is project-based and conceptually driven, ...

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Pacific Sisters

Pacific Sisters is an art collective of fashion activists that embrace their Māori, Pacific and Queer identities unique to Aotearoa ...

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YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is an art collective working out of Seoul, Korea. Made up of Young-Hae Chang, a Korean ...

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Scott Flanagan

Formerly based in Christchurch, Scott Flanagan is an artist now living in Port Chalmers. His practice sits outside the mainstream, ...

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Jon Jeet

I te taha o tōku pāpā, nō Fīti ahau, I te taha o tōku māmā Ko Pirongia tōku maunga Ko ...

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Dr Jo Burzynska

Dr Jo Burzynska is a UK-born multimedia artist, researcher and writer based in Lyttelton, New Zealand. Her practice centers primarily ...

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Brett Graham

Brett Graham is a sculptor who creates large-scale artworks and installations that explore indigenous histories, politics and philosophies. Graham works from Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), ...

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Louise Palmer

Louise Palmer is a New Zealand artist currently based in Christchurch where she is a Senior Lecturer in sculpture at ...

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Eight new public artworks to open in central Ōtautahi

SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 Sweat Equity opens on Saturday 5 November, bringing artworks from eight local and international artists ...

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SCAPE Public Art Announces Executive Director's Resignation

SCAPE Public Art announced today its Executive Director, Deborah McCormick, has resigned from her role of Executive Director effective 31 ...

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Have you joined the Klub?

Have you joined the Klub? The SCAPE Art Klub is our dedicated space for how you can become part of ...

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We are looking for art-loving individuals to join our team!

Education Internship Great opportunity for an arts-loving person, to support the planning and delivery of the Education Programme for the ...

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Ceremonial entranceway for the new convention centre

A stunning white Ngutu, or ceremonial entranceway, will be a feature of the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Te Aika ...

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We have our dates confirmed for SCAPE Public Art Season 2022!

Running from 5 November 2022 to 29 January 2023, eight locally and internationally recognised artists will be debuting artworks around ...

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Icon for East Frame

Sixteen-metre tall VAKA ‘A HINA by Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine will be a symbol of solidarity and unity – a lasting ...

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Creativity flourished in lockdown for Aspiring Artists

With a new digital resource and outreach to our young ones in lockdown SCAPE Public Art’s 2020 Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring Artists ...

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Public Art Takes Over Central Christchurch for SCAPE Season 2021

Meet the artists of SCAPE Season 2021! Running from 9 October – 20 November, eight locally and internationally recognised artists ...

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Education

See artwork from young artists in Hagley Park
The winning entries of Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring Artists 2022 are on display in Hagley Park for the duration of SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 – 5 November 2022 – 29 January 2023. A selection of shortlisted Re:ACTIVATE submissions are also available to view at Tūranga Central Library throughout the season.

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Garden of Sensory Exchange

Dr Jo Burzynska will be hosting interactive guided experiences of her artwork in the Botanic Gardens on the following Saturdays: 19 November, 3 & 17 December, 14 & 28 January between 2pm and 3pm. Jo will lead you through her Garden of Sensory Exchange, inviting you to smell fragrant plants, listen to various sounds, and make connections between them.

No bookings required. All welcome, free event.

SCAPE Public Art Season 2022

Dates confirmed for SCAPE Public Art Season 2022!
 
Running from 5 November 2022 to 29 January 2023, eight locally and internationally recognised artists will be debuting artworks around central Ōtautahi Christchurch, showcasing their responses to this year’s theme, ‘Sweat Equity’.
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Heather Straka Age of Discovery Exhibition

SCAPE Public Art invites you to the exclusive launch party for Heather Straka’s Age of Discovery exhibition, an art experience like no other.

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