Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

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.

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.

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.

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.

My Place

  • Tim J. Veling
  • Glenn Busch
  • Hanne Johnsen
  • Uiga Bashford
  • Bruce Connew
  • Maria Buhrkuhl
  • Dean Kozanic

Think about it: What's a place of significance to you? What makes one place more important to you than another? What's your connection with this place and what is it that continues to make it important in your life today?

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 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.

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.

(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.

Donʼt See You Round Much Anymore

  • Danny Bare

A body of work about a stretch of Stanmore Road and the community that photographer Danny Bare called home.

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