SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 is a highlight of Christchurch’s cultural calendar, bringing artworks from eight local and international artists to Ōtautahi for the public to enjoy from 5 November 2022 to 29 January 2023.
Each artist’s work showcases their unique interpretation of this year’s theme, Sweat Equity, a compelling conclusion to Managing Curator Jamie Hanton’s overall vision of Fictions, which has tied together SCAPE Public Art Seasons 2020-2022.
Don’t miss the eight exciting new artworks that will be enhancing Christchurch’s central city for the duration of the season. The artists have created a range of inspiring, thought-provoking and playful works, from 3D animation to cinematic spectacle to interactive installations. The line up features renowned artists from around Aotearoa and the world, including Hye Rim Lee, Wendelien Bakker, Scott Flanagan, Jon Jeet, Pacific Sisters, Eddie Clemens, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries and Dr Jo Burzynska.
Explore public art on SCAPE’s two walkways: one leading around each of the eight new installations and the other exploring the 14 legacy artworks that have a permanent home in the central city. Pick up a free pocket guide, download the free app, or visit the SCAPE website to choose your route and explore exciting new artworks and established permanent works around our city.
Be sure to pop by the Re:activate Aspiring Artists exhibition in Hagley Park near the Armagh Street bridge, where two sculptures and two murals by young artists are on display.
Check the SCAPE Public Art website or Facebook page for details on all the events happening throughout the season.