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Scape Public Art Opening Weekend


Sun 2 Oct 2016, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: info1514

Art Gallery Auditorium.

10 am - 10:45 am - Introduction to Scape Public Art Season 2016:
Deborah McCormick, Director Scape Public Art, and Heather Galbraith, Managing Curator.

11 am - noon - Keynote Speaker: Lynda Roberts, Curatorium, Program Manager, Public Art Melbourne:
As Public Art Program Manager at the City of Melbourne, Lynda Roberts supports artists to realise their ideas for city sites, to interpret its places, invent new experiences and make the city crackle with possibilities for visitors, workers, and residents.

Artists involved in the Presence exhibition will introduce their projects/artworks and will offer contextualisation within their individual artistic practices.

12:30 pm - 1 pm - Artist Talk 1 - Judy Darragh Stainless:
Judy Darragh, based in Auckland, makes art that engages deeply with popular culture. Stainless evolved after Darragh had visited the LA Car Museum, where she was taken by the folly and failure of the gull-winged DeLorean car (as seen in the Back to the Future movies).

1 pm - 1:30 pm - Artist Talk 2 - Gill Gatfield The Kiss:
The X form has many cultural references - the female chromosome, ‘X marks the spot’ on a map, heraldic forms, a kiss in a text message. In this work by Whangaparaoa-based Gatfield, the X form is rendered monumental in gleaming black granite.

1:30 pm - 2 pm - Artist Talk 3 - Greer Twiss Selected works 1965-1990:
Auckland-based sculptor Greer Twiss is one of New Zealand’s most senior artists. Twiss will talk about the works in Presence in relation to others made a career spanning more than 50 years.

2 pm - 2:30 pm - Artist Talk 5 - Holly Best/Sam Harrison:
Artists Holly Best and Sam Harrison converse with Scape Season 2016 curator Heather Galbraith about their projects, their processes of making, and ideas about art in the world.

2:30pm - 3 pm - Artist Talk 6 - Rachael Rakena Te Ia Tangata
Rachael Rakena is a video artist who works, frequently in collaboration with others, to create richly layered performative installations, videos, and photographs. Rakena is of Māori (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi) and Pākehā descent.

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