|24 October 2002|
The Showtime Canterbury Painted Horses are About to Begin!
Project begins in Cathedral Square On November 1st from 11.30am, and the life-sized model horses will be transformed in to works of art during business hours at the following locations from November 1st to 10th
Four talented local artists have been chosen to create three-dimensional artworks unique to the city; The Showtime Canterbury Painted Horses.
Inspired by public art works in Europe and the USA, the four life-sized model thoroughbreds will be used as a canvas, and will be transformed over a 10 day period, in city venues, giving the public the opportunity to see an artwork evolve.
The four diverse creations are all inspired by the theme “What Canterbury Means to You” which has been interpreted by our four sponsors Ballantynes, LiteFM, Harcourts, and Templeton Saddlery.
Celia Ballantyne will create a Painted Horse for her families business. She is a 25 year old Polytech Design graduate, who majored in print. Environmental issues inspire her work, with nature featuring prominently and Celia embraces a realistic style, with emphasis on texture and colour. Her concept for the Painted Horse was developed on-site in Victoria Park, where she drew the city and mountain view. She has just completed an exhibition of her work at Creation.