Eight new public art works dotted around central Christchurch as Scape 2022 kicks off

The piece, by Auckland-based artist Eddie Clemens, was inspired by a Danish television drama and research into unseen work in television.  2022 Scape public art Christchurch

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The piece, by Auckland-based artist Eddie Clemens, was inspired by a Danish television drama and research into unseen work in television. 2022 Scape public art Christchurch

A car launched into space, a 3D animation, eight ancestral statues, a low-rise brick wall and a playground will be on display at Christchurch’s 2022 public sector conference.

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Scape’s public season, known as Sweat Equity, will begin on Saturday and continue until January 29.

A route has been created through the city which will encompass all the new facilities from Armagh St around the River Avon to Hereford St, the Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens and Victoria St.

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Eight local and international artists have contributed pieces for the 2022 festival, including a white car suspended in the air on a steel structure, with water constantly pouring from its windows.

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The 2022 Scape public art season in Christchurch will feature works from eight international and local artists.  Top from left, Hye Rim Lee, Eddie Clemens, Wendelien Bakker, Jon Jeet.  Bottom row from left, The Pacific Sisters, Jo Burzynska, Scott Flanagan and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.

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The 2022 Scape public art season in Christchurch will feature works from eight international and local artists. Top from left, Hye Rim Lee, Eddie Clemens, Wendelien Bakker, Jon Jeet. Bottom row from left, The Pacific Sisters, Jo Burzynska, Scott Flanagan and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.

The piece, by Auckland-based artist Eddie Clemens, was inspired by a Danish television drama and research into unseen work in television.

Christchurch-based artist Scott Flanagan, who lives in Port Chalmers, did it Yes Bog!an immersive piece that invites people to walk through a thick vinyl screen and feel their vision change.

The immersive art Ach Bog!  by veteran Christchurch artist Scott Flanagan, who lives in Port Chalmers, will be on display at the City Gallery.

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The immersive art Ach Bog! by veteran Christchurch artist Scott Flanagan, who lives in Port Chalmers, will be on display at the City Gallery.

Jon Jeet, a Maniapoto and Fijian Indian artist, will be exhibiting his corten steel sculpture. Traditionally, Māori made and used the toki – a chipping or stone cutting tool – for a number of purposes such as gardening and wood carving.

An artwork by Pacific Sisters, first shown at the Hawai’i Triennial earlier this year, consists of eight full-body portraits created in collaboration with photographer Pati Tyrell. Each represents an ancestor and answers the question “Who are you?”.

Jon Jeet, a Maniapoto and Fijian Indian artist, will display his corten steel sculpture at the 2022 Christchurch Scape public art festival.

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Jon Jeet, a Maniapoto and Fijian Indian artist, will display his corten steel sculpture at the 2022 Christchurch Scape public art festival.

A low wall using bricks left in storage after the Canterbury earthquake was built on the banks of the Avon by Wendelien Bakker, who lives in Auckland but is from the Netherlands and Christchurch.

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, an art company from Seoul, will present two videos with black text on a white background with a jazz music.

Auckland-based Hye Rim Lee created a five-minute 3D animation.

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Auckland-based Hye Rim Lee created a five-minute 3D animation.

Auckland-based Hye Rim Lee created a five-minute 3D animation, depicting a digital fantasy.

A sound installation and multisensory interactive game, created by Lyttelton-based multimedia artist and wine writer Jo Burzynska, is located in the Botanic Gardens. Speakers installed in a pergola in the garden amplify the sounds found on the site.

Scape executive director Deborah McCormick said the company was proud to bring public art to Auckland.

Jo Burzynska created a sound installation and interactive multisensory game set in a pergola at the Botanic Gardens.

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Jo Burzynska created a sound installation and interactive multisensory game set in a pergola at the Botanic Gardens.

The event will contribute to the vibrancy of the city center and build on the legacy of creativity and innovation that Christchurch is so famous for, McCormick said.

A number of special events are planned for the opening weekend including free guided tours led by curator Jamie Hanton, who will provide information about the works and objects painting He will also talk about the process and his vision for the season. Registrations are required.

Artwork from the winners of the Re:Activate aspiring artists competition will be announced on Saturday and displayed in Hagley Park.

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