Holly Goheavily and the Ghillie Man and Miraculous Ladybug zombie and friends. (First, I wanted to be Frank from Donnie Darko but … and the fur in my eyes was yucky).
44 Bealey Avenue – a Presbyterian Support Services building – is being demolished. But before it goes, it has hosted an exhibition. The walls were painted, windows were drawn in, and the empty offices played host to installations. We went and took a look on Saturday 18 November. Read Christchurch condemned social services building becomes living art exhibition.
Here are some pics:
The only other pre-demo exhibition I’ve seen happened on Cranford Street in 2014 and it was astonishing.
This school holidays we went from Christchurch to Picton, for a birthday party, and to throw someone’s ashes into the sea.
Normally we’d go via Kaikoura, but that route has been closed since a major earthquake last year. So we took the inland route – Culverden, Lewis Pass, Murchison, St Arnaud, Maruia, Wairau Valley. 478km – 7 hours 30 minutes.
And the sky was beautiful and painterly on the evening of Day 99, so I think I’ll sign off with that. Haere rā.
I spotted this Saga street art on Fitzgerald Avenue a week or so ago and couldn’t wait to get up close and take some photos. You can see The Will well, and Ghüs – but there’s obviously a lot more in behind the prefab building. Hopefully when construction is all done, that will move and we can see the Saga street art in all its glory.
PS Saga is one of the coolest comics ever.
Photos taken 27 August.
At the Lost and Found Market, Friday 25 August in the Christchurch Arts Centre.