March 13, 2007 - Scape Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space - Seeking Curators for 2008
March 13, 2007

Seeking Curators for 2008

Encircling 2006 Michel de Broin, Commissioned for SCAPE 2006 SCAPE 2008 BIENNIAL OF ART IN PUBLIC SPACE

SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space Seeks Curators for 2008

The SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space is New Zealands only international contemporary biennial dedicated to public art. 2008 is the fifth SCAPE Biennial for Christchurch and the 10 year anniversary of the Art & Industry Biennial Trust, who present the SCAPE Biennials.

The Art & Industry Biennial Trust (Art & Industry) is seeking your Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered as one of two key curators for this important New Zealand biennial taking place between September – November 2008 in Christchurch.

SCAPE is one of the largest producers of new contemporary art in Australasia; engaging local, national and international audiences with new artworks by leading New Zealand and international artists in public space through partnerships with industry.

SCAPE also has a significant partnership with the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. An indoor exhibition, hub and public programme will be supported by the Gallery.

This exciting opportunity is for one New Zealand and one international curator. Once formed, the curatorial partnership will be responsible for reflecting Art & Industrys Strategic Plan, relationships with stakeholders and partners as well as matches to industry resources. The curators will also be required to build on the existing profile of the event locally, nationally and internationally while delivering a distinctive programme which challenges the parameters of the publics relationship with art.

Both partnered (national/international) and individual applications are welcome. Art & Industry is happy to broker relationships between interested curators.

For further details and/or to receive an application pack please contact Art & Industry: scapebiennial@xtra.co.nz. Final submission date for all applications is Friday 27 April 2007.

The Art & Industry Biennial Trust is supported by Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

www.scapebiennial.org.nz / www.artandindustry.org.nz

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