Accession Number
2013.17.80
Brief Description
One portrait colour digital photograph taken on 23 July 2011 showing the artwork by Trent Hiles erected on the site of the Harbourlight Theatre on London Street. The artwork presents part of James K Baxter's poem 'High Country Weather' using the international code of signal flags. The artwork was installed as a Gap Filler project. The artwork reads (left column) 'ride easy stranger', (central column) 'surrender to the sky', (right column) 'your heart of anger'
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
23 Jul 2011
Associated Person
Associated Person Notes
Artist
Associated Event Notes
Response to Events
Response to Events
Response to Events
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
In post-earthquake Lyttelton there has been a prominent emphasis on art in public places. The empty sections and temporary fencing have provided an expanded physical opportunity for creative expression. Lobbying by interested parties has presented the idea of public art as a transitional use of spaces within the town. Some pieces have been smaller informal responses to the earthquakes and seek to brighten the changed landscape. Other larger works have less direct relationship to the quakes and are the result of artists making use of the empty spaces to bring their work into public view.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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