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The arrival of Spring signals the countdown to SCAPE 2019. We can't wait!
More than a dozen artworks ignite the central city this month thanks toSCAPE Public Art’s Season 2019– Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent public art festival.
Running from 5 October to 16 November, Season 2019 takes the iconic game Rock : Paper : Scissors as its starting point. Curated by Emma Bugden and linked via the SCAPE Public Art Walkway, it features artworks that make us think and feel: about what home means, the emotional resonance of materials, and the patterns and rituals that help us make sense of the world.
Playful strategy or a battle of wills, Season 2019 features inspiring artworks from local and internationally renowned artists. The artworks are complemented by a series of interactive public events that kick off with a freeHellers Family Fun Dayat the Margaret Mahy Family Playground onSaturday, 5 October.
Most events are free of charge and include guided walks, art workshops, an exhibition at Tūranga Central Library and artist talks. Join the SCAPE team as they unveil new artworks, including a culturally-infused family friendly event on Saturday, 19 October to celebrate the installation of Sui Jianguo’s Made in China – a large-scale sculpture located beside the Ōtākaro Avon River.
Season 2019 is also the perfect opportunity to explore SCAPE’s 15 permanent legacy pieces, including the freshly unveiled VAKA ‘A HINA, by Sēmisi Fetokai Poutauaine. The striking, 16-metre tall sculpture in Christchurch’s East Frame adds a touch of Tongan and Aotearoa New Zealand culture to further complement the city’s cultural diversity and understanding.
Be in to win
For the first time, this year you can vote for your favourite Season 2019 artwork – and be in to win flights for two to China!
The People Have Spoken! Anderson Lloyd People’s Choice Award has been generously sponsored by China Southern Airways. To enter simply fill out the Season survey.