Behind The Wall – Public Art Explained

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 | Leave a Comment

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A recent explosion of public art over Auckland and the Shore is the talking point for NZ Sculpture OnShore’s Art for a Public Wall at the Officer’s Mess, Fort Takapuna, Devonport on Thursday November 3 at 6pm.

Jeff Thomson, Miriam van Wezel and Shore sculptors Gill Gatfield and Lucy Bucknall will talk to Rob Garrett about their contributions to the Auckland artscape.

Garrett is curator for NZ Sculpture OnShore’s 2012 exhibition and is involved in commissioning many of the recent sculptures now adding drama to our landscapes.

Visitors can learn how Jeff Thomson created the walls for the Albany highway project, Gill Gatfield added drama to Smales Farm, Miriam van Wezel brightened the underside of the Victoria Park overpass and Lucy Bucknall’s works comment on modern society.

“Our first Art Affair in the year between exhibitions featuring sculpture Chris Booth was incredibly popular,” says NZ Sculpture OnShore chair Sue Harvey. “We’re sure Art for a Public Wall will interest art lovers who’ve noticed the increase in important sculptures creating extra visual dimensions to our landscapes.”

Art for a Public Wall is at the Officer’s Mess, Fort Takapuna, Vauxhall Road Devonport on Thursday November 3 from 6 – 8pm. Wine and canapés will be served. Tickets are $25 and are available on Eventfinder. NZ Sculpture OnShore raises funds to support NZ Women’s Refuges.

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