Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)Orientation

  • Tim J. Veling

(Re)Orientation is a work in progress and idiosyncratic guide to sites of significance to Christchurch’s post-earthquake narrative and the built and psychological landscapes that have come to define it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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