Rachael Rakena & Simon Kaan

Te Aika 2021

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Jon Jeet

He Toki Maitai 2022

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Maioha Kara

Iraira 2023

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SEASON
2023

SCAPE Public Art Season 2023 ran from Saturday 25 November 2023 to Saturday 17 February 2024. This season we presented debut public artworks by exciting artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, responding to the curatorial theme The Gift.

Tell us what you thought about these artworks. Fill in the one minute survey here.

Support SCAPE Public Art and the artists! Limited edition pieces by Season 2023 artists are on sale now at our online Art Shop. 

Winners of our Season 2023 Family Art Adventure will be drawn on 29 February 2024.

 

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Iraira

In this work, Maioha Kara takes as her starting point the iraira star pattern common in tukutuku panels (the distinctive ...

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Season 2023

In its 25th anniversary year, SCAPE Public Art is proud to present Season 2023. Marked out with four kilometres of ...

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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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Featured artists

Synthia Bahati

A contemporary artist who grew up in Tāmaki Makaurau, Synthia Bahati’s photographic practice is informed by fashion and driven by ...

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Susu (蘇子誠)

Susu 蘇子誠 is a Taiwanese artist (Han, Min-nan) based in Tāmaki Makaurau. In 2022, they received a Bachelor of Fine ...

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Priscilla Rose Howe

Priscilla Rose Howe is an Ōtautahi artist whose figurative works explore ideas around phenomenology, queerness and the supernatural. They use ...

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Maioha Kara

Maioha Kara (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Ngāti Tipa, Te Ātihaunui-A-Papārangi, Tūhourangi, Te Whānau a Hinetapora, Kuki Airani) draws on Te Ao ...

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Te Ara Minhinnick

Te Ara Minhinnick is a ringatoi from Waiuku, who grew up through kōhanga reo and kura kaupapa. She uses indigenous ...

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Jon Jeet's He Toki Maitai gets permanent home

A monumental-size steel toki has a new home in New Brighton, Christchurch. SCAPE Public Art commissioned artist Jon Jeet to ...

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Walk the red line for art

Four kilometres of red fabric tape is being laid on footpaths in central Ōtautahi Christchurch, to guide people around the ...

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We're Going on an Art Hunt

This school holidays, try our free Family Art Adventure, and go in the draw for great prizes. Here’s what you ...

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New Christchurch public artwork reflects on Antarctic exploration

Auckland-based artist Brett Graham (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) spent several months hard at work in a tent in Henderson with ...

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Education

Inspire your students with free public art workshops

SCAPE Public Art’s education programme gives students a unique opportunity to visit one of our legacy works in person and then complete an art-making activity inspired by this experience. 
All our workshops are free of charge. We even offer free buses for low decile schools.
More information here

Opening Ceremony, He Toki Maitai, in New Brighton