Wednesday 12 March 2008


I've been checking the One Day Sculpture site faithfully since Friday 7 March, as I'm genuinely interested in knowing who's doing what when (see Over the net's post this morning to this effect).

Now I find out I need to wait for another fortnight.

'This website will go live on 28 March 2008' - One Day Sculpture splash page.


Anonymous said...

Is the NZ Art blog world too small when I can think of 3 that have mentioned the One day Sculpture website (or lack thereof) in the last few days? :-)

Courtney Johnston said...

Small but caring!

Anonymous said...

check the white text at the foot of the page

"Co-hosted by One Day Sculpture and the Wellington City Council Public Art Panel.Wellingtonians puzzled over recurring queues around the city last week, as part of the launch of one of the most ambitious art events ever staged in New Zealand.

During the One Day Sculpture project, 20 public artworks will be created in five New Zealand cities, existing for no more than a 24-hour period.

One Day Sculpture was launched in Wellington on Friday 7 March, accompanied by the first work in the series – the celebrated Good Feelings in Good Times, by participating artist Roman Ondak. The work, on loan from the Tate Collection, London, consists of a queue of people that forms across various locations during the course of a day.

Ondak is well known internationally for staging familiar scenarios in which unexpected actions occur. He recently received the rare honour of a solo exhibition at Tate Modern.

The full One Day Sculpture programme will begin in June and continue until June 2009 in Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Initiated by United Kingdom-based curator Claire Doherty and Massey University's Litmus Research Initiative, One-Day Sculpture is a series of place-responsive public artworks by national and international artists. The works will reflect a diversity of artistic approaches including sculpture, installation and performance events.

Ms Doherty says One Day Sculpture is the first international art project of its kind. "Taking time, space and place as its inspiration, the project turns the concept of a scattered-site exhibition of new artworks on its head, offering the opportunity to engage with each newly commissioned artwork for one day only, one after another, as a cumulative series over one year.

"The 20 new works will accumulate over 12 months across the country forming a dynamic and long-lasting reconsideration of what sculpture can be. They will challenge conventional assumptions about permanence, monumentality and the public realm."

Litmus director Dr David Cross says One Day Sculpture provides an unprecedented opportunity for New Zealand audiences to engage with temporary public artworks by leading contemporary artists; and for New Zealand artists, curators and writers to examine - in dialogue with international peers - notions of public sculpture and place-sensitive art practice.

The list of participating artists includes New Zealand art heavyweights Billy Apple and Michael Parekowhai, Roman Ondak (Slovakia), Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland/France), Lara Allmarcequi (well known for her interest in neglected sites), Native American artist James Luna (who will create a new work for Te Papa), and Javier Tellez (Venezuela/New York). Other New Zealand artists taking part include Maddie Leach, Amy Howden-Chapman (who will kick off the series with tears triggered by onion chopping) and emerging artists Kate Newby and Bekah Carran.

One-Day Sculpture is supported by the Massey University Foundation, the Wellington City Council Public Art Fund, the British Academy and Germany's Goethe Institute.


As well as a graphic that has not been resized for the web and an email that you cant click on

Maybe they need to do some research