Now on display outside the David Jones store on Wellington's Lambton Quay is a new light box featuring public art.
It is a joint initiative between the Urban Art Agency, Adshel and the Wellington City Council. The light box outside David Jones went live today and the two works are:
There is a third work by Edith Collier, also from Te Papa, to go up as well.
They will screen on another two screens on Lambton Quay for a total time of eight hours per day on Lambton Quay.
About the Urban Art Agency
The Urban Art Agency aims to make art accessible and has big plans. You can find out more about them at http://www.urbanart.agency/index.html
At the heart of our business philosophy is a commitment to making a positive and tangible contribution to society. Great art can be described as many things, but at its core is a vision of the world not as it is, but the way artists see it and would like us to perceive it. This is at the root core of human learning and understanding. There is no better mission - Andrew Hagen, Director.
September 2017, our first "screening", showing Te Puni. The artist is Charles D Barraud, circa 1860.
Urban Art places two dimensional art created by New Zealand artists into city landscapes, via electronic billboards, courtesy of Adshel via their "Giving Back" campaign.
Our company goal is to present artwork to the public on a regular basis in at least three major New Zealand cities, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with a minimum of 12 separate events or "showings" per year. Further objectives are:
The Young Artist Award, presented in this new medium, to encourage further generations of artists and photographers to both create and learn their craft. Artists will be invited to submit their work for consideration. A select panel of independent art experts, consultants and public gallery curators will choose the content and winner of each event.
arTVox - discussions are underway to present our digitised collection to the New Zealand public via RNZ's Parliamentary Channel and on the RNZ website.
Painting of the Week - an interview based RNZ website programme, where each week a curator and an interviewer discuss our current exhibits.
The International Urban Art Exchange - now that we are curating a digitized collection of New Zealand art, we have the opportunity to cheaply and efficiently exhibit our cultural heritage overseas via the International Urban Art Exchange. We have begun discussions with Finnish Government organisations to make this a reality.