One Day Sculpture  

The ONE DAY SCULPTURE series commenced in August 2008. A full list of commissioned artists, curators and commissioning partners was announced at the ONE DAY SCULPTURE programme launch on Friday 7 March 2008.


One Day Sculpture explores new considerations of public sculpture, temporality, performance, and curating art in the public realm. Conceived as both a document and critical expansion of the year-long One Day Sculpture temporary public art series in New Zealand, the book combines an anthology of newly commissioned texts by authors such as Melanie Gilligan, Amelia Jones, Daniel Palmer, Jane Rendell, Terry Smith and Mick Wilson with in-depth considerations of each of the 20 projects, including work by artists Billy Apple, Lara Almarcegui, Bik Van der Pol, Kah Bee Chow, Thomas Hirschhorn, Maddie Leach, James Luna, Roman Ondák, Michael Parekowhai, Paola Pivi, Superflex, Javier Téllez, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Bedwyr Williams.

Co-edited by David Cross, Associate Professor in Fine Art at Massey University, Wellington and Claire Doherty, Director of Situations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Published by Kerber Verlag.

Size 170 × 225 mm, 276 pages with 116 coloured and 5 b&w illustrations, softcover, bound.

ISBN 978-3-86678-333-1

For orders:

New Zealand, Australia and Asia – please contact (Price $60 NZD)

Europe or North America – available from all good bookstores or purchase online at 

(Price 22.50 EUR). 

For further information,


michael parekowhai: yes we are

Thursday 28 May 2009, 05.00-22.00

Multiple locations across Wellington



Wednesday 27 May 2009, 09.00-16.30
ANZ Bank, Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland



Monday 25 May 2009

New Zealand, Nationwide


James luna; urban (almost) Rituals

Thursday 14 May, 2009, 08.00-16.00

Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington


Bik Van Der Pol: 1440 Minutes Towards the Development of a Site

Wednesday 8 April 2009, 00.00-23.59

Band Rotunda, Albert Park, Auckland


Billy apple: less is moore

Saturday 28 March 2009, 00.00 - 23.59

Salamanca Lawn, Botanic Gardens, Wellington


Roman Ondak: Camouflaged Building

Friday 27 March 2009, from 7am

Old Government Building, 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington


Javier Tellez: Intermission

Sunday 22 March 2009, 11am - 2pm

Everybody's Theatre, 72 Tasman Street, Opunake, Taranaki


Paola Pivi: I Wish i am fish

Saturday 21 March 2009



Thomas Hirschhorn: Poor-Racer

Sunday 15 March 2009, 00.00-23.59

The Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch


Bekah Carran: I Remember Golden Light

Friday 6 March 2009, 00.00-23.59

Outside the National Library of New Zealand, Molesworth St, Wellington

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Lara Almarcegui Relocated Houses, Brittons Yard, 2009

Friday 13 February 2009, 6.30-8.30pm 

Brittons Yard, Haywards Hill Road, Wellington and insert in Dominion Post newspaper, Wellington

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Bedwyr Williams: Le 'Welsh' Man's 24hour

Thursday 12 February 2009, 00.00-24.00

Around Wellington, beginning and ending at the carpark next to Enjoy, Swan Lane, off Cuba St

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Douglas Bagnall, Adam Hyde, Walker & Bromwich: Intertidal

Saturday 20 December 2008, 3.30 – 7.30pm (low tide 5.17pm)

Kamau Taurua / Quarantine Island, Dunedin

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Heather and Ivan Morison: Journée des barricades

Sunday 14 December 2008

Stout St between Lambton Quay & Ballance Sts, Wellington

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Liz Allan, Came a Hot Sundae: A Ronald Hugh Morrieson Festival

Sunday 26 October 2008, 9am to late

Hawera, South Taranaki

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Amy Howden Chapman, The Flood, My Chanting

Thursday 9 October 2008, commencing at 1pm

A performed sound circuit travelling from the lagoon by Jervois Quay, down lower Willis St, Featherston St, Waring-Taylor St towards the waterfront, Wellington

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Kah Bee Chow, Golden Slumbers

Sunday 31 August 2008, 9am-9pm

Backyard of 10 Haining St, Central Wellington

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Nick Austin & Kate Newby, Hold Still

Saturday 30 August 2008, 9am-9pm

Western Park, Ponsonby, Auckland

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Maddie Leach, Perigee #11

Thursday 28 August 2008, midnight-midnight

Boatshed 805, Opposite 171 Breaker Bay Road, Breaker Bay, Wellington

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