Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

Up From Water

  • Uiga Bashford
  • Christopher Hooton
  • Mark Gore

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Returnal

  • Tim J. Veling

To revisit time and again. Days, months and years – a decade already. To study sites from multiple vantage points, ponder the changing light and respond to shifts in weather and seasons. A work in progress drawn from my unwieldily archive.

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 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.

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.'

Cathedral Square

  • Tim J. Veling

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

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