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Scape Outdoors Now Closed

Scape Outdoors Now Closed

Sunday 9 November marked the final day of the outdoor exhibition of SCAPE 2008, Art & Industry’s fifth Biennial and 10-year celebration. However, some components have a longer life-span and continue at the Christchurch Art Gallery until the end of November.

Along with 18 international artworks, SCAPE 2008 saw stunning works of art made by seven local and national New Zealand artists – many of whom we’re sure you will hear more from soon.

If you haven’t already, take the opportunity to visit the indoor components of SCAPE at the Gallery – or head out and around the city with Ann Veronica Janssens’ Les Australoïdes - gleaming silver bicycles (available free from the Christchurch Art Gallery foyer). Lonnie Hutchinson’s Beat the feet can also still be seen in ChristChurch Cathedral.

Les Australoïdes was proudly supported by Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd who also ran a “Win a Bike Competition”. Thank-you to all of you who participated by answering simple questions about SCAPE 2008. The winner was Gerald Moore. Congratulations Gerald!
Visitors were also encouraged to select a favourite artwork in the Solid Energy People’s Choice Award”. This went to Tatzu Oozu’s stunning work, Endeavour.

Images: BREATHER/TENEFUS, Murat and Fuat Şahinler. Photography: Brendan Lee, Christchurch Art Gallery and Gayan and Charles Moore (accepting the bike on behalf of Gerald Moore).

For the second time, Art & Industry and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu were partners in the presentation of the Biennial. Under the direction of curators Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman, many of the SCAPE works moved from within the gallery spaces out into the foyer and beyond.

Director Jenny Harper says, “As part of our continuing Outer Spaces project, soundworks, billboards and large-scale installations in vinyl and paint are now enlivening our stairway, forecourt, underground access and façade. The Gallery’s desire to extend art’s reach is one of the reasons we were so pleased, for the second time, to be partners with the SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space.“

“Such an ambitious project as SCAPE 2008 would not be possible without the support of our partners. In particular I would like to extend trustees’ gratitude to the team at the Christchurch Art Gallery, to Principal Supporter Perry Foundation – and to all our Major Sponsors and Support Sponsors. We also thank Director Deborah McCormick whose astute vision has guided the event over the past ten years. The work of our curators, Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman, and most importantly, the participating artists who transformed Christchurch into a vibrant, international city with a world class range of contemporary art, is hugely appreciated.

SCAPE 2008 exceeded many of our expectations – recording even greater visitor numbers than forecast - as well as drawing people to Christchurch from all over New Zealand and beyond. The support received for the event, and the calibre of the international artists, also indicates the high regard SCAPE is held in by our international partners – many of whom have supported SCAPE year after year. With major works in Cathedral Square, Stewart Plaza and Christchurch Art Gallery, SCAPE 2008 will remain a colourful memory for residents and visitors alike. It’s an event that the Art & Industry trustees and staff are very proud to gift to Christchurch.” Anthony Wright
While the works in SCAPE are fleeting, the publication remains as a permanent reminder of the Biennial. The fifth Biennial catalogue represents a departure from the previous publications in that it will include a series of critical texts reinforcing the curatorial theme. It also expands individual artists’ sections with photography of the works as they were being sited throughout Christchurch with images documenting both their production and the interaction of the public with the art.

Publication release date: February 2009
Price: $49.00 (NZD)
Postage: $6.00 (within New Zealand) and $18.00 overseas


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