Public art

Public art

Artworks in public places are usually situated outdoors and are designed to enhance community spaces. This page links to information and examples of public art in Christchurch.

SCAPE Public Art

SCAPE Public Art installs public art in Ōtautahi Christchurch all year round, with a focus on its annual Seasons. SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 runs from 5 November 2022 to 29 January 2023.

SCAPE Photos

SCAPE photos

Read our posts on SCAPE 8 and SCAPE 7 in 2013.

More about SCAPE

Look at SCAPE

Public art

Public art

Public art in Christchurch

Public art resources

Public Art in Central Christchurch
This publication was created to locate and document the works of art that are publicly owned in the central Christchurch area. The project has focused on the area within the four Avenues. For the purpose of this study a work of art has been defined as a memorial, sculpture, fountain, or mural, that is publicly owned. Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

Christchurch Art Gallery
Information about exhibitions at the Christchurch Art Gallery including those in public outdoor spaces.

Watch this space
Website documenting street art and graffiti in Christchurch.

Heritage in the city
Christchurch City Council page on clocks, memorials, statues and fountains making up the public art in and around our city.

Artworks in Public Places Policy
Christchurch City Council’s policy with the stated purpose: To enhance the public spaces of the City of Christchurch by the introduction of artworks into the city environment as a means to enhance city and community identity and to promote the city as a centre of artistic and cultural excellence.

Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Funding Scheme
The Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within their specific geographical area as well as for defined communities of interest.

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Christchurch statues

Explore the history of some of Christchurch's notable statues.

Street Art

Street art is a notable feature of the urban landscape in Christchurch, Find out more about local street art and events.

Tūranga artworks and cultural narrative

Cultural values, aspirations and narratives are woven throughout Tūranga's entire experience including the artwork.

Waka toi – Contemporary Māori art

This page highlights established and up and coming contemporary Māori artists working in different media.
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