From October 2015
Antony Gormley has been commissioned by the Christchurch City Council Public Art Advisory Group to create a new public artwork. Titled STAY (2015), the work comprises two identical figures, installed in two stages.
The first, sited mid-current in the Ōtākaro – Avon River will be installed for ‘SCAPE 8: New Intimacies’, the eighth iteration of Christchurch’s public art biennial (3 October – 15 November 2015). The second figure will be installed in the Northern Quadrangle of the city’s Arts Centre in early 2016.
The artist said of the project: ‘Christchurch is a well-ordered city based on a 19th century urban plan which suddenly became chaotic through planetary forces rupturing human design. SCAPE 8 presents the ideal opportunity to ask whether art can instigate and give space for new attitudes and begin to heal and encourage reconciliation’
‘SCAPE 8: New Intimacies’
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Antony Gormley STAY (2015)
© the artist Photo by Bridgit Anderson