Art & creativity  |  28 Oct 2022

Intriguing artworks by local and international artists will punctuate Christchurch’s city centre when the SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 opens on Saturday 5 November.

Held annually, the SCAPE Public Art Season is a free event that invites people to wander the streets and discover new public artworks by emerging and established artists.

This year, works by eight local and international artists are coming to Ōtautahi for people to enjoy between 5 November and 29 January 2023, with the season themed around Sweat Equity.

Art works that will be on display include:

  • White Rose, a five-minute 3D animation artwork by Hye Rim Lee, an intermedia artist who frequently works in Seoul and New York.
  • Cognitive Reorientation, a white car raised high in the air on a steel structure, with water pouring continuously from its windows.
  • Ach Bog!, a completely immersive installation that alters the perception of visual cues received from the environment for those who enter.
  • Te Pu o Te Wheke by Pacific Sisters. First exhibited at the Hawai’i Triennial earlier this year, this artwork comprises eight full-body portraits produced in close collaboration with photographer Pati Tyrell.

Find information about the other art works in the SCAPE Public Art Season.

“SCAPE is proud to be part of bringing more public art to Ōtautahi, contributing to the vibrancy of our central city and building on the legacy of creativity and innovation that Christchurch is well known for,” says SCAPE Public Art Executive Director Deborah McCormick.

“We warmly invite you to explore the unique visions of our incredible artists while you get out and about with the whānau and enjoy our creative, thriving central city.”

*Pictured above, Ani O’Neill, Pacific Sisters, ‘Ina-tuitui-ata | ‘Ina-who-stiches-reflections-and-shadows, part of Te Pu o Te Wheke, 2021. Photography Pati Tyrell, image courtesy of Pacific Sisters.