Official opening of Toro Atua by Dr Areta Wilkinson

Sat 6 July, 5.30pm, Rolleston Reserve

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SCAPE Public Art Education

Engaging creative lessons in schools & the community

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SCAPE could make your artwork

Inside Out competition open now

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Calling young artists

Look at things differently. Express what’s on the inside. Put your art literally outside.

Inside Out is our invitation to aspiring artists: we want you to be part of SCAPE Public Art Season 2024.

Aspiring artists aged 18 years and under can submit their ideas for artwork to be produced in public space.

In 2024, the artwork categories are:

  • Sculpture
  • Murals, sponsored by Resene
  • Photography

SCAPE Public Art produces the winning artworks for the Season. Finalists can take part in a great extension workshop and a special exhibition.


Pictured: Winners of SCAPE Public Art’s competition for aspiring artists, 2023: Marcella King (Chisnallwood Intermediate), Timothy Kernahan (Christchurch East School), Bella Gormley (Lincoln High School), Hetvi Patel (Wharenui Primary School), Sinai Stagpoole (Pareawa Banks Ave School)
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Wheelbarrow of a Bag of Rocks 2022

Inspired by the artist’s own struggle with OCD, this artwork speaks to the toll that mental hard work can take ...

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Square Triangle aka Sunbeam

Square Triangle aka Sunbeam by George Lewis for SCAPE Public Art Season 2016 – Re:ACTIVATE Kids The original concept sketch ...

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Inside Out Aspiring Artists Competition

Inside Out is about taking what’s inside and turning it into art that will live outside. Young artists: this is ...

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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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Featured artists

Dr Areta Wilkinson

Dr Areta Wilkinson (Ngāi Tahu) is a contemporary artist whose creative practice moves freely on and off the body as ...

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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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Major artwork a taonga for Rolleston

Selwyn District’s newest public artwork will be officially opened on 6 July 2024. Toro Atua, by Dr Areta Wilkinson (Ngāi ...

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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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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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Help SCAPE share the joy of public art with Hillmorton Hospital!

Bold, bright and brilliantly yellow, SCAPE Public Art is on a mission to permanently move Seung Yul Oh’s delightful Conduct ...

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Inspire your students with free public art workshops

SCAPE Public Art’s education programme provides unique art-making activities inspired by public art in their city. 
Teachers can choose from a range of options to suit their curriculum focus. All are free of charge. 
More information here

School holiday workshop - morning

This school holidays, make a pendant inspired by a new sculpture in New Brighton.


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School holiday workshop - afternoon

Get creative these school holidays. Make a pendant inspired by SCAPE legacy artwork, He Toki Maitai, by Jon Jeet.

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