Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project

Contents

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

(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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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