Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

Adaptation

  • Tim J. Veling

An ongoing project documenting the sometimes surreal and often disorientating environment that is Christchurch’s post-earthquake central business district.

The Cardboard Cathedral

  • Bridgit Anderson

The Cardboard Cathedral project captured the imagination of many, nationally and internationally. The building slowly rose, put together step by step, tube by tube, day by day – the handwork of those who believed in the idea.

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.

Support Structures

  • Tim J. Veling

This small portfolio of photographs, made between odd jobs on the way to and from work, is a metaphorical tribute to the people that helped keep Tim Veling upright following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

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.

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.

Cathedral Square

  • Tim J. Veling

An ongoing body of work about Christchurch's rapidly changing Cathedral Square. A sample of images made to date.

Orientation

  • Tim J. Veling

Made in response to the Christchurch earthquake of February 22nd 2011, Orientation is a body of work conceived to be seen primarily within the context of an artist book.

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.

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.

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.'

Up From Water

  • Uiga Bashford
  • Christopher Hooton
  • Mark Gore

Up From Water is a collaborative project that looks at three Christchurch pentecostal church communities.

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