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.

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.'

Bloodlines

  • Arabella Spoors

Bloodlines​ documents places of cultural and historical significance associated with Ngāi Tahu Māori and uses photography as a means of retracing the footsteps of Arabella's ancestors.

Colombo Street 1992

  • Josephine Meachen
  • Sarah Laffan
  • Kirsty MacDonald
  • Chris Pownall
  • Robin Hely

A collaborative documentary project on Colombo Street, one of Christchurch’s main arterial roads that spans 6.2 kilometers and runs through the heart of the city, from Edgeware to Cashmere.

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.

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.

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.

The Aranui Project

  • Tim J. Veling
  • Uiga Bashford
  • Christopher Hooton
  • Mark Gore
  • Siao Ping Ng
  • Siobhan Cox
  • Alexandra Keeman
  • Soo Ra Lee

A profile of one Christchurch suburb and the people who call Aranui home.

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 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.

The Freeville Project

  • Tim J. Veling
  • David Cook

A collaborative project by David Cook, Tim J. Veling and the students and teachers of Freeville School, New Brighton, Christchurch. Freeville was scheduled for closure by the Ministry of Education following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

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