Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf opens tomorrow on Waiheke Island. This year, David McCracken will be presenting a fabricated stainless steel missile-shaped rocket Toward a Better World that will be anchored in the sea, similar to his 2007 Drop in the Ocean.
In an interview with Dionne Christian at NZ Herald, McCracken states: "Sculpture on the Gulf is one of the few places that you can put a work in the sea," he says. "That involves a lot of challenges because although it's a short-term work, it needs to endure marine conditions and the sheer relentlessness of the waves, but you can turn that into a positive because it's an energising force and, today, there's a lot of technology to draw upon from the maritime industry. You've got to be willing to take a risk, make everything robust and hope like hell that it all works out." Read the full article here.
Sculpture on the Gulf runs until 24 March 2019, opening 8am-5pm, Monday-Sunday. More details on how to book tickets here.
SCAPE Public Art is fundraising to help make David McCracken's Diminish and Ascend sculpture a permanent fixture in Christchurch. They need $20,000 to help make the right improvements for it to become permanent and they are already 27% of the way. Any amount helps - to donate or find out more, see here.
The 2016 SCAPE Public Art Season has been announced with gallery artist David McCracken included in this year's line-up. This year some works will be exhibited in the new location in the Christ's College Quadrangle, Christchurch (accessible from Rolleston Ave) as part of the curated exhibition element Presence. Presence is a selection of engaging and diverse works that will be the final stop in the SCAPE Public Art Walkways, where free daily guided tours will start from the Arts Centre taking visitors on a tour of the public works.
McCracken's Portrait of Mass Ascending reflects his ongoing practice in transforming pedestrian, everyday materials into engaging sculptural forms. Along with this work, many of his recent 'bomb' forms from his recent exhibition, Plain View, will also pop up around Christchurch City.
The SCAPE season will run for a six-week period beginning on 1 October until 12 November 2016, which includes the school holidays and the ever popular New Zealand Cup & Show Week.
"They are more cheerful than the big caterpillar tracks, but have the same qualities of ingenious invention and imaginative use of modern materials."
"The lack of descriptive titles shows flowers that loom dimly under the surface are almost completely subsumed to the purpose of making an independent work of art intricate and luminous and complete in itself. The success rate in this show is high."
Read the full review here. Both exhibitions finish this Saturday 28th August.
David McCracken returns to this year's NZ Sculpture OnShore, from the 10th - 20th November at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Auckland. McCracken is no stranger to these events and we are sure he will produce a work that is truly awe-inspiring.
NZ Sculpture OnShore have partnered with NZ Women's Refuge to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause and they have raised over $1.5 million for Women's Refuge so far. Details and ticketing information can be found on their website here. For more information on David, and his scope of works, please contact us.
Three of our talented artists have been selected to create sculptures for the 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf at Waiheke Island. David McCracken and Gregor Kregar return, and Alex Monteith (in collaboration with Michelle Lee) will make her SOTG debut.
There were almost 250 proposals submitted, which were narrowed down by a group of experts to 34 selected artists based in New Zealand. It is always a highlight on the summer calendar, and draws large crowds. Next year it will run from 3rd February to 26 February. For further information, visit their website.
Now in its 19th year, Sculpture by the Sea has hit the beach once again. The coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach in Sydney has been transformed into a 2 km long temporary sculpture park. Alongside over 100 works by acclaimed local and international artists is the work of our represented artist David McCracken. Sculpture by the sea is a free public event that will be up until November 8th.
For more information on Sculpture by the Sea, please visit their website:
Congratulations to gallery artist David McCracken who recently won the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award for his work Involute and Transmission. McCracken's prize consists of a 3-month residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA.
Congratulations to both gallery artist David McCracken, and gallery staff member, Hannah Valentine, for being selected as finalists in the 2014 Wallace Art Awards.
Two gallery atists, David McCracken and Gregor Kregar, have new work included in the Auckland Airport's Outdoor Gallery. The new sculpture park is free of charge and open to the public 7 days a week.
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is a sculpture trail on Waiheke Island. It’s free to the public and runs until 17 February. See their website for more details