Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

As the Road Bends

  • Blair Barclay

A body of work about Blair Barclay's grandfather, Clem Derreett, and his search for peace near the end of his life, his attachment to place and the solace he found there.

The Cardboard Cathedral

  • Bridgit Anderson

After the February 2011 earthquake, Christchurch's iconic Cathedral in the Square was no longer accessible. The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch commissioned architect Shigeru Ban to design a transitional cathedral, to be built on Latimer Square.

Ko te whanga ko au; Ko au ko te whanga

  • Ellie Waters

An ongoing body of work that explores past and present cultural attitudes towards Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour and how people identify themselves with this environment today.

Through the Trees

  • Mitchell Bright

Through the Trees was born from a series of trips Mitchell Bright took to the outskirts of rural parts of the South Island, mostly in an effort to escape the confines of the city.

Red Bus Diary

  • Tim J. Veling

Based on countless journeys made over a three year period on the Christchurch bus system, Red Bus Diary documents through insightful images and text a series of interactions and observations, both public and personal.

The Winter Garden

  • Christine McFetridge

Examining relationships with immediate family, close friends and the natural landscape, the Winter Garden negotiates the complexity in reconciling Christchurch as the place McFetridge grew up in and an earthquake affected city.

Colombo Street 2002

  • Uiga Bashford

A project by Uiga Bashford–then in her fourth year of undergraduate study at the School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury–revisiting the same stretch of road documented by students ten years prior.

Rewilding

  • Tim J. Veling

A body of work that follows on from Thx 4 the Memories and Vestiges, documenting Christchurch's red zoned suburb of Avonside.

The 9th Year

  • Hanne Johnsen

A body of work documenting year nine students at five Christchurch secondary schools, Aranui High, Cashmere High, Christ's College, Hagley Community College and St Margaret's College.

Thx 4 the Memories

  • Tim J. Veling
  • Glenn Busch
  • Bridgit Anderson

As the devastating series of earthquakes that destroyed and subsequently closed off much of Christchurch city continued, residents in large areas of the badly affected eastern suburbs began for the first time to hear the words, Red Zone.

Transitional Landscapes

  • Mitchell Bright

A body of work about Selwyn, one of the fastest growing districts in the country, both in terms of commercial and residential development.

Caring for the dead

  • Bridgit Anderson

‘Over the course of a year (2005/06), I worked closely with a Christchurch firm of funeral directors and with families who had recently lost loved ones.'

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