SCAPE 2022: Anderson Llyod

Sweat Equity is the theme of this year’s SCAPE Public Art Season.

Guaranteed to be the highlight of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s cultural calendar, eight local and international artists will showcase their unique interpretation of this year’s theme, Sweat Equity. Available for all to experience until 29 January, Sweat Equity is the third in a three-part opus titled Fictions – the mastermind behind which is SCAPE’s Managing Curator, Jamie Hanton.

Artist Hye Rim Lee’s 3D dreamscape animation, White Rose, is where you can find TOKI, a character beautifully isolated in a fantasy world, twirling and floating through various textured spaces representing purity, love, death, and a new beginning. Lee is a true mulitimedia artist, whose work spans across digital, sculptural, and performance dimensions.

Antony Gormley, Stay, 2015. Commissioned by the Christchurch City Council Public Art Advisory Group. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Bridgit Anderson

Proudly backed by law firm Anderson Lloyd, White Rose is a digital piece of artwork that can be viewed at different vantage points around the city. Catch TOKI twirling on screens on the hour every hour at the Christchurch Casino foyer entrance, or immobilised on billboards throughout the city.

Richard Greenway, Anderson Lloyd’s CEO, says the firm is proud to yet again be a SCAPE Silver Sponsor. “Continuing an over 20 year partnership, we want to show support for the Christchurch arts community and access to art for everyone to enjoy. Partnerships like this are an important way businesses like Anderson Lloyd have been able to contribute to the city’s post-quake recovery and renewal.”

Hye Rim Lee, White Rose, 2022 Image courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Public Art.

Anderson Lloyd has played a practical role in securing many permanent pieces of public art that form part of SCAPE’s legacy collection, with the firm’s resource management team providing pro bono legal services including resource consent support for many of the SCAPE works. These works include Regan Gentry’s towering wheat sculpture – Flour Power, and the well known Antony Gormley piece, STAY, which cuts a striking industrial humanoid form in the Avon River. Greenway explains that “it’s a privilege for Anderson Lloyd to be able to use our skills and abilities to support our community and the placement of public art that brings delight to those who live in and visit the garden city.”

The SCAPE Public Art season is not to be missed and runs until 29 January 2023. Visitors and residents can explore the eight new installations and the 14 legacy artworks that have a permanent home in the central city. The entire SCAPE Public Art Season presents plenty of opportunities to connect and interact with the artworks, artists, and the central city.

COVER PHOTO:Regan Gentry, Flour Power, 2008. Image courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Public Art. Photo by Jade Cavalcante

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