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SCAPE Public Art Season 2017 - 7 October - 18 November

SCAPE Public Art Season 2017 - 7 October - 18 November : What's On?

Wayne Barrar In/Visible Landscape 2017. Image courtesy of the artist, McNamara Gallery, Whanganui and Milford Galleries, Dunedin.

Opening Weekend, Public Programme &

'ARE PASIFIKA (House Pasifika)

Local and internationally-renowned artists will indulge Christchurch with a feast of public art work for six weeks between 7 October – 18 November 2017. Popping up all around the city, the artworks are linked via the SCAPE Public Art Walkway and connected by the theme Time in Space (territories and flow). Managing Curator, Heather Galbraith has brought together an exciting mix of artworks. Expect to be wowed by giant sculptures, intrigued by some complex themes, and even experience art in the sky!

Check out all the things you can see, do and explore throughout the SCAPE Public Art Season 2017, in our three programmes below:

SCAPE Season 2017 Opening Day: Hellers Family Event

Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Saturday 7 October

Hellers Family Event 10am - 2pm

NZ Secondary Students Choir Performance 11am

Curator's Tour 2pm

Re:ACTIVATE Kids and Teen Exhibition Opening 4pm

Opening Weekend Symposium:

Artist and Curator Discussions

Botanic Gardens ilex Function Room

Sunday 8 October

Artist and Curator Discussions 11am - 3:15pm

• Director's Welcome 11am

• Curator's Introduction 11:15am

• Artists' Panel #1 11:45am

• Oceans apart - artist and her mother discuss 'ARE PASIFIKA 1:30pm

• Artists' Panel #2 2:15pm


Print your own Pareu Saturday 21 October, 12pm - 4pm

Ei Katu Workshop Sunday 22 October, 1pm - 4pm

Jump on the Vaka Tuesday and Wednesday 24 and 25 October, 2pm

Y-NOT Performance Workshop Saturday & Sunday 28 & 29 October, 12pm - 4pm

'ARE PASIFIKA Art by Tram Friday 3 November, 6pm - 7:30pm

Pake Party Saturday 4 November, 11am - 4pm

• 'ARE PASIFIKA Exhibition Saturday 4 November - Saturday 18 November, 11am - 4pm daily

Holiday Programme

It's FUN, it's ART, it's FREE!

Come along and enjoy a FREE art activity inspired by artists involved in our SCAPE Public Art Season 2017. Something fun involving art for the second week of the school holidays.

Sessions last for approximately 1 hour. Group bookings can be made for any age group, however individual bookings are recommended for children aged 5 -12 years.

Offered at 10am and 1pm daily, there is a choice of 3 activities.

Lei Making

Create artworks based on traditional body adornments of the Pacific Islands with Artist, Nina Oberg Humphries.

Cyanotype Printing

Make a unique blueprint artwork in response to Julia Morison's work, Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers.

Art Activity

Be inspired by the concept design ideas behind Peter Atkins' work,Under Construction - Chaos and Order.

Free SCAPE Education Programme

We are offering a FREE Education Programme based around the SCAPE Public Art Walkway situated in central Christchurch between October 16 - November 16.

Booking available here

Guided Tours

Join our guides for an informative and inspiring tour of temporary and permanent artworks.

The SCAPE Public Art Season 2017 profiles key elements related to Public Art:

SCAPE Public Art Walkway - Links the Season's artworks together

Time in Space (territories and flow) - Heather Galbraith’s curated exhibition of public artwork

Re:ACTIVATE Kids and Teen - Exhibition of two aspiring young artists' public artworks

SCAPE Education – Classroom programme and art making activities

SCAPE Public Programme - Artists talks, screenings and events, many free for the public

STUDIO 125 GALLERY - Will exhibit sculptures, paintings, photographs, ceramics and limited editions by SCAPE artists for sale.

SCAPE Events - Including an opening weekend of youth, family and children-focused free events


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