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Suite of new SCAPE public artworks and events expected to draw crowds into Christchurch

New Zealand’s premier annual public art event, the SCAPE Public Art Season 2017, will run for six weeks from October 7 – November 18, launching new artworks and showcasing the extensive current catalogue of major public artworks around Christchurch.

Dissent - a Different Type of Courage

Dissent, a powerful new temporary exhibition about opposition to the First World War in New Zealand, opened on Friday 21st July at The Great War Exhibition. Dissent will run until October 2017.

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

Sporting traditions, Māori history, the experiences of children & women with a disability are just some of the stories that will be made more accessible due to this year’s NZ Oral History Award recipients.

First artists announced for SCAPE Season 2017

Christchurch-born artist Wayne Barrar and Auckland-based Anton Parsons are the first artists to be announced as part of Time in Space (territories and flow), the curated element of the SCAPE Public Art 2017 Season.

National Commemorative Programme to remember Passchendaele

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October. The commemorative programme reflects on New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Passchendaele between 1 and 18 October 1917, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.