Re:ACTIVATE offers a unique opportunity for aspiring and emerging artists to have their public artwork vision become a reality and be produced on a large-scale by SCAPE Public Art.
Junior & Senior Aspiring Artists
SCAPE Public Art offers aspiring artists and designers under the age of eighteen the chance to be selected to have their artwork produced in public space.
We offer this opportunity annually as an open call to young artists (junior and senior students) to respond to a brief and provide designs to create unique public artworks within Hagley Park. Re:ACTIVATE Junior (year1-8) and Re:ACTIVATE Senior (year 9-13) Public Art Exhibition is open to anyone under the age of 18. Submitted designs are shortlisted for exhibition and one design is each category will be produced for SCAPE’s six-week season with the support and sponsorship of Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers and Dominion Constructors.
SCAPE Public Art offers emerging artists and designers the opportunity to learn about production process and have their public art realised on a large scale in public space.
Re:ACTIVATE was initiated by SCAPE in 2012 to offer emerging to mid-career artists artists an opportunity to learn about the essential 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 Christchurch. Participants also have the opportunity to design a public artwork and submit a proposal for its display based on a site specific brief. This programme is open every two years.