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Passing Time | 2010/11

by Anton Parsons

Anton Parsons’ Passing Time, was created for the 6th SCAPE, and installed only a few days prior to the shaking we experienced on 22 February 2011.


Anton Parsons

The work features twisting boxes depicting each year between 1906 (the foundation year of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, CPIT) and 2010 (the date of the sculpture’s production).

Based in Auckland, Anton Parsons is one of New Zealand's leading sculptors. He graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in 1990. His work is held in public and private collections throughout New Zealand.    

Parsons’ practice has embraced a wide range of media and modes: industrial materials, readymade objects, photography and installation. His works engage physical space in profound, often unsettling ways through apparently simple means.

Public works by the artist include Invisible City in Lambton Quay, Wellington (2003); The Longest Day, located in the Q&V Building, Queen St, Auckland (2004), and Numbers, a recent commission for the Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust.

Commissioned by: The Christchurch City Council and CPIT

Generously supported by: The CPIT Foundation

Image & video credits:

Passing Time, Anton Parsons, 2010/11

© SCAPE Public Art & Anton Parsons