Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vestiges

  • Tim J. Veling

The images in this gallery form a representative selection from Vestiges, Tim J. Veling’s ongoing body of work documenting post-earthquake change in the red zoned suburb of Avonside, Christchurch.

re-Build

  • Haruhiko Sameshima

In September of 2017, Haruhiko Sameshima undertook a short teaching and artist residency at the School of Fine Arts, producing a body of work about the rebuild of Christchurch's central business district.

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.'

Adaptation

  • Tim J. Veling

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

These are the Days

  • Ib Glover
  • Tim J. Veling

These are the Days is a story conveyed with photographs and text about a family dealing with grief and illness after Ib Glover’s diagnosis with breast cancer.

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.

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