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New Intimacies: Rob Garrett announces the artists and programme for the SCAPE 8 Public Art Christchurch Biennial in 2015.

08 April 2015

Wednesday 1 April 2015
6pm - 8pm
The Physics Room
209 Tuam Street, Christchurch

6:00Pm: Rob Garrett, Managing Curator of SCAPE 8, will present a public talk to introduce the curatorial themes for the Christchurch Biennial in the context of the City's present situation.
In 2015, Christchurch finds itself in the ambivalent position of wrestling with the legacy of the earthquakes, as well as witnessing energetic rebuild activity. 
Hear about the artists who have been commissioned to develop major new projects for SCAPE 8 and the Curator's rationale for their selection based on this context.
7:00pm: An opportunity for the Christchurch Creative Sector to participate in SCAPE 8 will be announced and discussed.

SCAPE 8 will take place in central Christchurch from3 October to 15 November 2015

The SCAPE 8 Public Art Christchurch Biennial is an international contemporary art event which will mix new artworks with existing legacy pieces, an Education Programme, and a Public Programme of events. The SCAPE 8 artworks will be located around central Christchurch and linked via a public art walkway.

Curator's talks in other New Zealand cities:

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 8 April, 7:30pmCity Gallery Wellington, 9 April, 6:00pmAuckland Art Gallery, 15 April, 6:00pm
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