Elliot Collins: For those who stay behind

25 February – 10 March 2012

Keep an eye out for the Gallery's latest Outer Spaces project around town over the next couple of weeks as poster reproductions of three paintings by Auckland artist Elliot Collins appear pasted to bollards and walls throughout the city.

Elliot Collins's word paintings, Everything's Evaporating, Sparks that fly upwards and Walkabout, were not created directly in response to the Canterbury earthquakes but the poignant messages they carry can offer universal glimpses of hope when applied to the devastation that has been experienced since September 2010. Collins had four paintings and a video work in the exhibition Van der Velden: Otira, which was open for just twelve days at Christchurch Art Gallery prior to the 22 February earthquake.

From a glowing billboard on Worcester Boulevard to sculpture on the Gallery forecourt, the Outer Spaces programme ensures there's art to see not just in Christchurch Art Gallery but on it. With the Gallery closed due to the Christchurch earthquakes, we're expanding the programme into the wider city. From vivid murals on huge public walls to night-time video projections in nearby houses, Outer Spaces introduces moments of surprise, humour, colour and wonder to the post-quake Christchurch streetscape.

  • Exhibition number:
    901
  • Part of
    Outer Spaces