Te Pae artwork complete

Installation of the last artwork in Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been completed.

Moment of Movement was designed by New Zealand Korean multi-media artist, Seung Yul Oh, in association with John Troy O’Sullivan, and may be seen on the Colombo St side of Te Pae.

“Seeing what started as a small sketch of mine become one of the largest outdoor artworks in central Christchurch that you can touch and walk around is magic,”
says Seung Yul.

“Even people going past every day will get a different experience from this piece each time, because of the way the reflective surfaces change with the light of the day and night.”

The $220,000 artwork comprises 21 individually curved fibre-glass panels totalling 69m2 of surface area.

Ōtākaro Limited Principal Landscape Architect, Peter Matthews, says the artwork adds an additional point of interest for visitors to Te Pae and Christchurch’s developing Performing Arts Precinct.

“We wanted a piece that captures the international quality of this convention centre. Moment of Movement forms the entry to Te Pae’s administration building that sets the scene and welcomes new prospective clients.
“Given the unique space in which Moment of Movement sits and the tapering forms of the work, it made sense to tackle the installation once the building was complete.

“With the artwork, Te Aika and Hana all visible on a walk around the outside of Te Pae, we’d encourage everyone to come take a look at these magnificent new artworks.”


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