Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Making Dreams Realty –Celebrating Temporary Public Art

from Mark
Harvey’s Productive Bodies, March 2012. Image by Gabrielle
McKone. People lying on the steps of the Beehive.
From Mark Harvey’s Productive Bodies, March 2012. Image by Gabrielle McKone

NEWS RELEASE

Making Dreams Realty –Celebrating Temporary Public Art

Event Listing:
Making Dreams RealtyA Presentation by three temporary public art creators: Letting Space, Performance Arcade and Gapfiller
Adam Auditorium, City Gallery Wellington
Saturday November 3, 3pm. Free Entry

On Saturday afternoon November 3 at City Gallery Wellington three leading New Zealand creators of temporary public art come together to discuss recent projects that have made a major impact on the arts in New Zealand in the last three years: Wellington’s Letting Space and Performance Arcade and Christchurch’s Gapfiller. These three organisations are changing the face of New Zealand public art.

Public art is no longer just the domain of permanent sculpture. Increasingly in New Zealand, as elsewhere in the world public space is treated as a dynamic place for temporary artwork that often blurs cultural boundaries, treats the public as participants as much as an audience and looks to help engender social change.

Wellington based Letting Space has followed a trajectory from utilising the refuse of the 2008 financial crash in the form of vacant property toward the exploration of community service. Seeking to transform the relationship between artists, the public and their environments to enable social change their work looks to increase the public commons and this year their work has ranged from a geothermal public operated fountain to a mobile radio station.

Produced by Playground NZ, The Performance Arcade has used shipping containers outside Te Papa as a venue for installations to engage passers-by in genre-breaking performance, live art and digital media. They won the Visual Arts, Outdoor Show, and Production Design awards at the 2012 NZ Fringe Festival Awards.

Gap Filler is a Christchurch creative urban regeneration initiative started in response to the recent Canterbury earthquakes. Through everything from a pop up dance floor and cycle powered cinema to a temporary sauna Gap Filler aims to temporarily activate vacant sites within Christchurch with creative projects, to make for a more interesting, dynamic and vibrant city.

The event is followed by a crowd-funded party off Tory St in Wellington to celebrate independent public art making in the Capital. The public can support these organizations and gain an invitation by pledging to help make the party happen by 28 October at https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/531


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news