SCAPE springs public art surprise in Christchurch

10 Aug 2018

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Art lovers of Otautahi will be treated to some large-scale, impressive and unforgettable art as part of the 20th annnual SCAPE Public Art festival.
Tony Cragg, Mixed Feelings, 2012, 550x236x224 bronze. Presented for the SCAPE Season 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery. Photo by Michael Richter.

Art lovers of Otautahi will be treated to some large-scale, impressive and unforgettable art as part of the 20th annnual SCAPE Public Art festival.

More than a dozen daring new public artworks by some of the world’s most exciting artists are just a few of the offerings that make up the SCAPE Public Art Season 2018 (6 October to 17 November.)

Highlights include a towering bronze sculpture by world renowned artist Tony Cragg and a glittering gala dinner with Justin Paton (Curator of International Art at the New South Wales Art Gallery and famed author of How to Look at a Painting). Other projects will be revealed as the countdown to opening weekend begins on Friday 5 October.

SCAPE Public Art Executive Director, Deborah McCormick says she is delighted to secure an enviable lineup. “I’m very excited about what we have planned. Artistically it is a high quality selection that, I believe, any major city worldwide would be proud to exhibit. Adding our own uniquely Christchurch flavour makes it all the more special.

“We have been growing the SCAPE Seasons over 20 years, and now, featuring the likes of Tony Cragg and Justin Paton, the high calibre of the event is front and centre. It’s a must-see for both arts professionals and enthusiasts. Our offering is free-to-view and participation in the festival is truly for everyone,” she says.

The six-week season is free to the public.

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