1 Dec 2019

Warren Feeney on 20 years of Scape Public Art

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 1 December 2019

Long gone are the days when bronze statues of famous people were the face of public art in our cities.

For the past 20 years dozens of public artworks have changed the face of Christchurch and generated a lot of lively debate due to the efforts of the SCAPE Trust.

It commissions site-specific works from New Zealand and international artists for its biennial festival, working with artists and businesses on sculptures that are often there for just a few weeks, while others are made to stay.

Art commentator and writer Dr Warren Feeney has looked at SCAPE's first 20 years for a book called OUT THERE SCAPE Public Art 1998 - 2018

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