AUCKLAND, Today: oOh!media is bringing a comprehensive public art exhibition to neighbourhoods around New Zealand, displaying ‘isolation’ works from local artists as part of a campaign with the Urban Art Foundation.
The exhibition, In Isolation, focuses on artwork produced by local artists during the current Covid-19 lockdown period.
Artists including Alice Tulkens, Liam Barr and John Crawford will have their artwork displayed across oOh!’s Street Furniture Live and ShopaLive networks nationally.
Other works of art from the Urban Art Foundation will also be displayed at 200 locations across oOh!’s Street Furniture Classic network as part of the campaign.
oOh!media NZ GM Nick Vile said: “The longstanding partnership with Urban Art Foundation has been focused on bringing art to the public, with the In Isolation exhibition a continuation of this approach – but the first at such scale.
“These really show what great things can be produced while in isolation, and our partnership with oOh! has allowed us to make this happen.”
“At a time of great uncertainty and anxiety in our local communities, this exhibition is hopefully a welcome distraction for citizens while they are out getting their daily exercise and fresh air or picking up their essential supplies.
“Great things have been achieved in periods of isolation throughout history – from Shakespeare writing King Lear to the Theory Of Relativity being conceptualised, hopefully the In Isolation exhibition can provide Kiwis with the inspiration to do something great while we are in lockdown.”
Urban Art Foundation CD Andrew Hagen said they were thrilled to share the powerful works with local communities all around New Zealand “through oOh!’s extensive network”.
“We are really passionate about making art more accessible and sharing the emotions of these artists and artworks – which range from comedy and fear to anger and sadness –during these extremely difficult times.” he said.
“The works really show what great things can be produced while in isolation, and our partnership with oOh! has allowed us to make this happen and amplify our artists’ responses to Covid-19 around New Zealand.”
The campaign went live this week and will run until Wednesday 29 April.
- More here: urbanart.nz/exhibitions
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