Public Art talk I Anton Parsons

We have arranged a talk for members by Anton Parsons, the sculptor who sculpted "Invisible City", the braille-type work (Invisible City)  funded by the Trust and located on the corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street.  He has also sculpted a number of other public sculptures located elsewhere in New Zealand.  The following link contains more information about Anton:  http://www.creativegiants.co.nz/view/artist-index/p/anton-parsons.php

We are hoping that this talk may be the first of a series by sculptors and other relevant experts about the role of public art in an urban environment and how an artist approaches an opportunity to produce a work of this nature.  We hope to work with dealer galleries and other relevant arts institutions in arranging these events, holding a couple each year.

This first one is being organised with the support of David Alsop at {Suite} Art Gallery in Cuba Street.  It will take place at the gallery on Thursday 19 May.  There will be some larger works of Anton's in the back courtyard of the gallery as well as smaller works in the main indoor areas of the gallery.  You are therefore invited to come to the gallery at 5.30 pm for a glass of wine and an opportunity to look at these works. Anton's talk, which will also involve a facilitator with expertise in the arts field, will commence at 6.00 pm and finish at 7.00 pm.

If you would like to attend, please register with the Trust by Wednesday 11 May since spaces at the event will from this time also be opened up to persons on {Suite} Gallery's mailing list.

 

Event: PAT 1

Speaker: Anton Parsons

Venue: {Suite} Art Gallery, 241 Cuba Street, Wellington

Time: 5.30 pm to see works/have glass of wine

           6.00 pm start of talk.

R.S.V.P.  wellingtonsculpture@xtra.co.nz