27 Sep 2020

Scape - offering Christchurch public art in a pandemic

From Standing Room Only, 2:28 pm on 27 September 2020

Christchurch's latest Public Art Walkway is about to open, in stages, offering pedestrians a collection of temporary sculptures to enliven their strolls though the city.

It's courtesy of SCAPE which for more than 20 years has commissioned public artworks from local, national and international artists.

This year, thanks to Covid-19, the new work is all Kiwi-made.

Jamie Hanton from Christchurch's Physics Room Gallery is also the Managing Curator for this year's SCAPE and he's set a theme of "Secrets and Lies".

Lynn Freeman asked him what's had to change to fit in with the new normal:

The SCAPE Public Art Season 2020 opens on the 3rd of October.