29 Jul 2011
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The Art & Industry Biennial Trust (producers of the SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space) is holding an earthquake recovery auction on Saturday 6thAugust 2011. The auction is being held in association with Art + Object in Auckland City to raise funds to go towards the future production of SCAPE artists’ projects and programmes.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the 4th September 2010 and 22ndFebruary 2011 earthquakes, the 6thSCAPE was unable to go ahead on both occasions. Now re-scheduled for commencement from August 2011, the SCAPE Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Auction is the first event in three months of temporary public art installations, artist talks and public programmes scheduled for Auckland and Christchurch.
“SCAPE participant artists were invited, following their many offers of help, to contribute works for the auction, and we have been overwhelmed by the level of support and quality of artworks that have been donated to the auction – it’s a truly wonderful gesture of artists assisting artists” says Deborah McCormick, Director of the SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space. “Artists of the calibre of Tacita Dean, Susan Norrie, Paul Hartigan and Bill Culbert have donated photographs, prints, drawings and small scale sculptural works for auction. Auction attendees will have an unprecedented opportunity to purchase works by some of the world’s most highly regarded contemporary artists.” Artists who have donated works to be auctioned include: Liz Allan, Billy Apple, Mladen Bizumic, Michel de Broin, Heman Chong, Bill Culbert, Bijan Dawallu & Remco Schuurbiers, Tacita Dean, Ayşe Erkmen, Regan Gentry, Darryn George, Paul Hartigan, David Hatcher, Lonnie Hutchinson, Jeroen Jongeleen, Anu Lehtonen, Dane Mitchell, Simon Morris, Callum Morton, Susan Norrie, Anton Parsons, Reuben Paterson, Peter Roche, Caroline Rothwell, Karin Sander, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Marnie Slater and Michel Tuffery.
“We see this auction as a way to strengthen the relationship that the Trust has with this highly esteemed group of artists – all of whom we have worked with as a part of previous biennials. Without their participation in SCAPE we would never have come this far” says Adrienne, Lady Stewart; Governing Patron, Art & Industry Biennial Trust. The 6thSCAPE Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Auction will be held on Saturday 6thAugust 2011 at 6pm at AchillesHouse, Level 5, 8 Commerce Street, Auckland City.
Grateful thanks to our sponsors Art + Object: Hamish Coney and Ben Plumley, and Krukziener Properties: Andrew Krukziener.