Led by the Litmus Research Initiative at Massey University Wellington and Claire Doherty, One Day Sculpture was produced in partnership with arts institutions and curators across New Zealand. Concerned with issues of installation and temporality, permanence, monumentality and the public realm, One Day Sculpture set out to examine how contemporary artists conceive of sculpture as a means to critically navigate and activate the public sphere. Presenting a range of national and international perspectives, the series was characterised by a diversity of artistic approaches from publicly-sited installations of 24-hour duration to nomadic interventions across the city at moments during one day. By June 2009, 20 very different artistic responses to the one-day sculpture parameter emerged, forming a unique picture of temporary place-based sculptural practice.
The commissioned series was accompanied by an international symposium in Wellington in March 2009 and a retrospective book publication co-edited by Claire Doherty and Dr. David Cross. → Download the introductory chapter
The One Day Sculpture micro-site gives full information on the series. Click on the name of the artist to go directly to their One Day Sculpture page: Liz Allan, Lara Almarcegui, Billy Apple, Nick Austen, Douglas Bagnall, Bik Van Der Pol, Bekah Carran, Kee Bee Chow, Thomas Hirschhorn, Amy Howden-Chapman, Adam Hyde, Maddie Leach, James Luna, Heather & Ivan Morison, Kate Newby, Roman Ondak, Michael Parekowhai, Paola Pivi, Santiago Sierra, Superflex, Javier Tellez, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Zoe Walker & Neill Bromwich and Bedwyr Williams.
Funders and supporters
One Day Sculpture was funded by Creative New Zealand; Massy University College of Creative Arts; The Chartwell Collection; University of the West of England, Bristol and Massy University Foundation. For further details on all funders and supporters please visit