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For the inaugural bennial renowned New Zealand artist Bill Culbert produced a blue neon sculpture for the façade of the Christchurch Convention Centre.
Commissioned by the Christchurch City Council and project managed by Art & Industry. Manipulated to form an abstract, linear shape, the neon is held in space by rods and cables and fitted to the south/west side of the Convention Centre's sweeping glass façade.
Culbert's abstract work refers to space (linear); material (glass); and electricity (power and light). The work and its setting also reflects the design brief's reference to the 'light of a new millennium,' as Culbert's argon neon combined with the steel of the Convention Centre echoes the official millennium colours - blue and silver.