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

 


Rob Garrett announced as SCAPE 8 Curator

Rob Garrett announced as SCAPE 8 Curator

SCAPE Public Art is excited to announce Rob Garrett as the Managing Curator for the 8th SCAPE Public Art Christchurch Biennial that is to be held from 3 October to 15 November 2015. With more than 35 years’ experience in the contemporary arts sector, Rob Garrett will bring invaluable skills, expertise and creativity to SCAPE 8.

Rob Garrett, BFA (Elam, Auckland) and MA (Otago) is a specialist in commissioning public art projects and is highly knowledgeable about all aspects of public art policy, planning and implementation. He has a range of experience leading and managing art organisations and building visionary programmes to empower teams of artists throughout the world. His numerous public art advisory projects include a city-wide public art policy for Auckland in 2013 and a 10 year public art plan for Hamilton in 2010. His former professional roles include Senior Manager at Creative New Zealand, Leader of New Zealand’s Pavilion Project for the 2005 Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Founding Chair of Arts Festival Dunedin.

“Rob Garrett comes with an extensive career curating and managing public art programmes and projects within New Zealand and internationally. We are delighted to be working with him and look forward to the exciting programme that he will be developing to engage, stimulate and excite the people of Christchurch and visitors in 2015” says Deborah McCormick, Director of SCAPE Public Art.

As Managing Curator for SCAPE 8, Rob Garrett will lead the overall curatorial strategy development, select artists, match artists to sites and participate in planning processes to shape concepts throughout the stages of development towards commissioning.

SCAPE 8 will see the installation of a public art walkway spanning over more than 21 sites, which will feature eight new large-scale and ambitious artworks along with the legacy and existing artworks that SCAPE Public Art has already realised, an education and community engagement programme and a series of public events. The SCAPE 8 public walkway will be available for viewing over a period of six weeks from 4 October to 15 November 2015 and aims to not only activate and enliven publically accessible spaces but also add a high level of creativity and artistic expression to Christchurch’s rebuild landscape. Rob Garrett will work with local, national and international artists and industry partners to produce eight new temporary artworks that will be installed during SCAPE 8, six of which will be by local and national artists and two by international artists.

“It is wonderful to be invited to curate an edition of the SCAPE Christchurch Biennial which already has such an excellent standing locally and internationally” says Rob Garrett. “It is also a particular honour to be part of Christchurch getting back on its feet; I am looking forward to developing a programme that is inspiring yet also connected with people’s everyday realities.”

Rob Garrett’s more recent curatorial projects include Unearthing Delights the 5th edition of Narracje: Installations and Interventions in Public Space, Gdańsk, Poland, 2013; No Worries, The World is Full of People by London-based Polish artist Justyna Scheuring at Corner Window Gallery, Auckland, 2013-2014; a temporary public art project called Production Stills by Melbourne-based artist Daniel von Sturmer, Wellington, 2013-14; Sculpture OnShore in Devonport, Auckland, 2010, 2012 and 2014 and many other projects both nationally and abroad.

The overarching goal of SCAPE 8 is to deliver artistically excellent artworks that are a result of close collaboration between the art and business sectors of New Zealand while delivering art that engages, delights and excites the public of Christchurch in dynamic and interactive ways. Rob Garrett will be working alongside the SCAPE Public Art Team and Christchurch’s Art Stakeholders to develop and maintain the artworks and educational programmes of SCAPE 8 for a period of six weeks.

Rob Garrett is currently based in Auckland and Sopot, Poland but will be in Christchurch 1 – 2 July 2014 to begin the planning and artist selection process. He will be available for media interviews during this period.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news