SCAPE Public Art

The landscape of Christchurch is rich with contemporary public artworks and a driving force behind this is SCAPE Public Art.

With an established base of public artwork legacy pieces through the central city – including at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora – SCAPE also has an annual season that provides an opportunity to introduce new temporary works and a wider programme of events.

Playful strategy or a battle of wills, Season 2019 features more than a dozen inspiring artworks from local and internationally renowned artists. Curated by Emma Bugden, they will bring a sense of solidity and location during the six-week season that runs from 5 October to 16 November 2019.

Linked via the SCAPE Public Art Walkway, the artworks will make us think and feel: about what home means, the emotional resonance of materials, and the patterns and rituals that help us make sense of the world.

The season’s public programme will ignite an assortment of free, interactive activities in the city.

In SCAPE’s Learning Zone at Tūranga, there will also be plenty of opportunity for children and school groups to learn and discover more about art through education activities linked to our artworks.

In addition to the season, SCAPE installs public art all year round, while also maintaining a focus on premier public art events and programmes promoted as an accessible public art walkway.

  • Where: Upstairs in the Registry building, 301 Montreal Street
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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