Antony Gormley

SCAPE PUBLIC ART BIENNIAL NEW ZEALAND

Commissioned by the Christchurch City Council Public Art Advisory Group, STAY is comprised of two identical sculptures located in different sites in the city. It responds to the context of Christchurch in 2015; a city in the throes of reconstruction, where retrospect and remembrance intermingle with future plans.

The first piece is being placed mid-current in the Ōtākaro Avon River, offering a point of reflection and contemplation in a natural environment, which seems comparatively unchanged by Christchurch's recent history. The second figure will be installed in the Northern Quadrangle of the Arts Centre of Christchurch in early 2016 - a site that bears the memory of the effects of the earthquake - in celebration of the site's restoration and the resilience of the people of Christchurch.

The work will be on view as part of SCAPE 8 New Intimacies from 3 October - 15 November 2015.

STAY, 2014

SCAPE PUBLIC ART BIENNIAL NEW ZEALAND
Cast iron
184 x 48 x 44 cm
One of two sculptures commissioned by the Christchurch City Council Public Art Advisory Group for installation on the occasion of SCAPE 8 Public Art Christchurch Biennial, New Zealand, 2015
Ron Thow Photography

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