SCAPE Announces New Dates — 21.10.10

SCAPE announces new dates: 4 March - 17 April 2011 for its 6th Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space.

SCAPE 2010 (originally scheduled from 24 September to 7 November 2010) was recently postponed, due to the earthquake in Christchurch on 4 September 2010, just three weeks out from opening. Over a year in development, SCAPE 2010 was to involve a highly compelling display of geographically concentrated, free-to-attend public artworks by leading local, national and international artists, with a curatorial focus upon issues pertaining to urban planning and inner-city revitalisation in Christchurch. At the time of the postponement all the artists' projects were in advanced stages of development.

Following extensive consultations and discussion involving the Art & Industry Biennial Trust,  the Curatorial Group, artists, staff and sponsors it has been decided that the seven temporary and one permanent public artworks which will form the SCAPE Public Art Walkway will be installed largely as they were conceived before the earthquake, but with a great deal of public consideration given to the changed contexts of the artworks and relationships to their location.

The next SCAPE will highlight the role these artists' projects can contribute to discussions about urban regeneration as a result of the earthquake, with the curatorial premise for this biennial now even more pertinent - addressing topics such as cities of the future, urban growth and sustainability.