Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

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.

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.

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.'

Pre-Marital Bliss

  • Tim J. Veling

A body of work about a time of life when you try to forge an existence as an adult; when you leave home and attempt to ‘walk the walk’ within a committed relationship, but somehow still feel unsure of the concept of “to death do us part".

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.

(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.

Rewilding

  • Tim J. Veling

A body of work that follows on from Thx 4 the Memories and Vestiges, documenting Christchurch's red zoned suburb of Avonside.

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.

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 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.

Up From Water

  • Uiga Bashford
  • Christopher Hooton
  • Mark Gore

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

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