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Sponsored by Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Agency


Aspiring Artists
SCAPE Public Art & Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers

Amazing things happen when you give young people the chance to beautify their city. In Christchurch the Re:ACTIVATE programme pairs under 18 year-old artists with engineers to bring their public artworks to life. Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers and SCAPE Public Art come together each year to pick winning design submissions, which are then turned into displays as part of the SCAPE Public Art Walkway – bringing life to this family-friendly walking route.

The students selected are mentored through the practical stages of seeing their artwork constructed and installed, giving them an insight into the real working world of art, design, engineering and construction. The programme ignites interest in possible career paths for these local youngsters, and has made a significant impact on the Christchurch community.

The judges see Aspiring Artists as a truly altruistic venture that relies on goodwill and community leadership. “It’s testament to a working and visionary partnership that is not held together by money or commercial construct to deliver outcomes for the community.”


Smart Seeds – GHD

Franklin Road – Auckland Transport, Auckland Council, Watercare, Waitemata Community Board, Franklin Road Community Liaison Group, Stantec & Downer

Kaikoura Earthquake Recovery – NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail & NCTIR Alliance

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