Blair French - The Art of Transition

Sunday, 07 Jul, 3 p.m.
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Talk. Free entry
Auckland Art Gallery

Sunday 7th July 3pm
The Lab, Auckland Art Gallery
Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney based Blair French discusses issues associated with realising public art projects within an urban environment under stress from dramatic change and extreme uncertainty. Drawing on the experience of working with SCAPE Public Art in Christchurch over the past four years, this talk will focus in particular upon the work of Mexican artist/architect Héctor Zamora and the Gardensity collaboration between artist Ash Keating and architect Dorian Farr a work conceived pre-Christchurch earthquakes that set out to both posit a new architectural future for the city whilst critically mimicking the PR conventions of property development.

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand's premier art gallery. The Gallery leads the Auckland Triennial and was a founding partner in the event. It is proud to foster art practice through the commissioning of new artists' projects, and to present contemporary art in a national and international context. The multi award-winning Gallery building is also home to collections of historical, modern and contemporary New Zealand and international art.

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Auckland Art Gallery