Looking ahead to SCAPE 8 – New intimacies

I love the biennial public art festival SCAPE. You can read about what’s coming, but there is nothing like seeing the art in situ. I disagree with Christopher Moore’s column in The Press. Our central city is the ultimate canvas – art within it gives us a sense of possibility, of imagination, of beauty. We need that.

Stay by Antony Gormley is the legacy public artwork, joining such Christchurch landmarks as:

Treehouses for Swamp Dwellers by Julia Morison (2014)
House for Swamp dwellers by Julia Morison

Kaleidoscopic Nights by Rachael Dewhirst (2013)
Kaleidoscopic Nights - Rachael Dewhirst SCAPE mural

Passing time by Anton Parsons (2010/2011)
Passing time

Flour power by Regan Gentry (2008)
Flour Power

Nucleus by Phil Price (2006)
Phil Price Nucleus - Manchester Street and High Street

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies takes place from 3 October to 15 November 2015. Explore the public programme of events and new site-specific art works created for SCAPE 8.

There has been a flurry of media coverage. Try these to get a good sense of what’s on its way:

SCAPE Public Art installs free-to-view public art in Christchurch. SCAPE have gifted 9 permanent artworks and commissioned more than 160 temporary works.

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2 thoughts on “Looking ahead to SCAPE 8 – New intimacies

  1. Gallivanta 25 September 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Passing Time is one of my favourite artworks.

    • Donna 28 September 2015 / 9:04 am

      It is wonderful. and from all angles too!

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