Accession Number
2012.18.3
Brief Description
One cream and brown fabric 'Heart for Christchurch' decorated with lace and seven embellishments with a velvet cord loop at the top centre so the item can be displayed. Maker's name - Evie Harris / Napier - on reverse. Made for the people of Christchurch following the 22 February earthquake.
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Production Role
Designer and maker
Assembler
Production Date
2011
Associated Person
Background
This ‘Heart for Christchurch’ was made by Evie Harris, the organiser of the Hearts for Christchurch project. From Napier, New Zealand, Evie began the Hearts for Christchurch project to symbolically communicate the widespread love and support for the people of Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake. Using her blog, Evie sent a call out around the world and more than 4,000 hand stitched hearts were sent to Canterbury. The hearts were displayed at Canterbury Museum from September 2011 to February 2012 then distributed to the people of Canterbury. Seven hearts remain in the collection of Canterbury Museum for future generations of Cantabrians.

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