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.

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".

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.

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 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.

(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.

D,P,O

  • Tim J. Veling

An intimate and moving account of the last months of a man's life, and the close relationship he shared with his loving family.

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?

Thx 4 the Memories

  • Tim J. Veling
  • Glenn Busch
  • Bridgit Anderson

As the devastating series of earthquakes that destroyed and subsequently closed off much of Christchurch city continued, residents in large areas of the badly affected eastern suburbs began for the first time to hear the words, Red Zone.

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 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.

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