SCAPE 8: NEW INTIMACIES, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND, 2015
03 October - 15 November 2015
SCAPE 8: NEW INTIMACIES, curated by Rob Garrett, was a contemporary art event which mixes new artworks with existing legacy pieces, an education programme, and a public programme of events. The SCAPE 8 artworks were located around central Christchurch and linked via a public art walkway. All aspects of SCAPE 8 are free-to-view.
The title for the 2015 Biennial - NEW INTIMACIES - comes from the idea that visually striking and emotionally engaging public art works can create new connections between people and places. Under the main theme of New Intimacies there are three other themes that artists responded to: Sight-Lines, Inner Depths and Shared Strengths.
Antony Gormley is one of seven local and international artists invited to participate in this year's SCAPE.
STAY (2015) is a new legacy public art work for Christchurch. The first sculpture, as part of SCAPE 8 NEW INTIMACIES, was installed mid-current in the Ōtākaro - Avon River. The second sculpture was installed in the Northern Quadrangle of the Arts Centre in early 2016.