A Monument to the Present - The Connect Group in the community

A Monument to the Present - The Connect Group in the community

Updated: Oct 30, 2019


Community Project:

Scape Public Art - Tom Dale's - Monument to The Present


Team:

Comblast


What we did:

Arc Sprayed the Scape Public Art Monument with Zinc and then applied a coating.


Installed by:

ENI Engineering


About:

SCAPE Public Art installs free-to-view contemporary public art in Christchurch city. Scape's vision is for Christchurch people to be excited, engaged and stimulated by the contemporary public art that is well regarded and known by the national and international art world.

UK-based artist Tom Dale contributes three works to SCAPE Season 2018: two works made in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) a sculpture Monument to the Present and a video work The Red Zone, plus an earlier video work A Cage for Voices.

This new sculptural work emerged after Dale spent time in Ōtautahi and Monument to the Present emerged from his observation of the challenges of having many voices and many perspectives vying to be heard, often representing conflicting ideas and imperatives. The imagery informing the silhouetted gesturing and pointing have been drawn from archival and contemporary media images from Canterbury and from existing figurative memorials in the city.

*Information courtesy of Scape Public Art


The Connect Group

Head Office - 82 Thackeray Street - Waltham - Christchurch

03 374 6849

Comblast (Blast and Coatings)

35 Hayton Road - Wigram - Christchurch

03 974 1514

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