Design and arts students, and emerging artists are invited to register for SCAPE’s Public Art Development Workshop.


SCAPE: Public Art Development Workshop
Monday April 7, 2014
Wharekai, Te Puna Wanaka, CPIT

Following the success of our first Public Art Development Workshop,  Re-Activate in April 2012, a strong program has been developed for our second Workshop to be held Monday April 7th 2014. This will provide information on the critical aspects of realising public art in Christchurch now.

The workshop is a practical guide for tertiary art and design students and emerging artists covering all elements of public art delivery including; how to respond to a brief and explore site issues, engineering requirements, expectations of delivery frameworks, public funding, budgets and contracts, and of course acknowledges the unique climate of creative opportunity in the city at present.  Responding to the requirements of emerging artists, the workshop has a focus on achievable projects, with case studies and examples of recent successful practice in public art from artists in Christchurch.

Importantly, it offers an opportunity for participants to submit a proposal to a brief for public artwork which SCAPE Public Art will then deliver.

There are limited places available for the workshop, in the first instance priority will be given to Christchurch based artists with a strong interest in public art that fall into one of four categories:

  • Senior & postgraduate design and arts students from University of Canterbury, CPIT, Lincoln University and D&A
  • Recent graduates of these institutions
  • Students from other institutions outside of Christchurch
  • Emerging to mid-career artists

Confirmed speakers include: Sam Martin – Urban Designer Align, Coralie Winn – Gap Filler, Chris Archer – Creative New Zealand, Deborah McCormick –  SCAPE Public Art, Jessica Halliday –  FESTA, Diccon Round –  Wraight & Associates, Camia Young – Architect, Brie Sherow – Life In Vacant Spaces, Warren Feeney – Chambers Gallery, Laura Taylor and Fliss Morey – Christchurch City Council, and artists Sara Hughes, Michaela Cox, Gaby Montego, Liv Worsnop, Trent Hiles, Rachael Dewhirst.

Registration: Please complete the Registration Form.  Registrations close April 1st 2014 and further information will be sent at this time.

The cost for attending the workshop is $75 inclusive of GST. Payment method will be by invoice and payment to bank account. (If your registration is subsidised by an institution please confirm this on your registration form).



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