Public Art Panel

Aotearoa Art Fair Features Public Art

April 2024. New Zealand's premier event for contemporary art amplifies public art in DON’T SCROLL PAST: The Importance of Public Art in a Modern World⁠: "In a transient, distributed and screen-mediated world, art in public spaces takes on an urgent necessary role in rehabilitating, defining and elevating spaces to encourage discourse. As part of our ‘Let's Talk Art' Programme, a panel of leading artists, experts and cultural thinkers, convened by public art director Deborah McCormick, discuss the philosophies, strategies and modes of public art."⁠ Speakers: Natasha Smith, Director Curatorial UAP | Gill Gatfield, Artist Gatfield Studio | Tavakefai`ana Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine, Sculptor & Lecturer | Rachael Rakena (Ngai Tahu, Nga Puhi), Artist & Academic | Andrew Paul Wood, NZ Art & Cultural Critic.