Paul Hartigan: Alphabetica

1 September – 11 September 2004

For one week an amazing light show will illuminate the Gallery Foyer at night with state of the art laser light.

For one week an amazing light show will illuminate the Gallery Foyer at night with state of the art laser light.

Dates & times:
Wed 1 Sep 9–11pm
Thu 2 Sep 7–9pm
Fri 3 Sep 7–9pm
Sat 4 Sep 7–9pm
Sat 11 Sep 7–9pm

Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery, viewed from the Sculpture Garden.

Alphabetica is one of the opening exhibitions of the New Zealand Community Trust Art & Industry Urban Arts SCAPE Biennial 04, which runs from 1 September to 30 November. It is part of an ambitious collection of arts events designed to illuminate Christchurch's inner city. Created specifically for LightSCAPE, one of the four sections of the Biennial, Auckland artist Paul Hartigan's exhibition will transform the Gallery's foyer by directly painting the walls and ceiling with state-of-the-art aqua-coloured laser light.

LightSCAPE will illuminate important natural and built features of Christchurch with site-specific art works, along the intersection of the Avon River (from the former Provincial Council Buildings to the Bridge of Remembrance) and Worcester Boulevard (from the Canterbury Museum to Christchurch Cathedral).

Paul Hartigan's practice employs a number of technology-based elements to provide light, contrast and colour. The artist has worked in a range of media, from neon tube to digital printing.

Paul Hartigan introduces Alphabetica and discusses his other work on Wednesday 1 September at 1.00pm in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium, ground floor. Admission is free.

 

  • Exhibition number:
    725