Digital Photograph: Decoration on Safety Fence surrounding the Royal Hotel, Corner of Norwich Quay and Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
Production date
09 Mar 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 9 March 2011 showing a string of handmade bunting made from a cream woollen blanket with "KIA KAHA LYTTELTON" stitched onto the pennants in red wool. The Fence was located around the street frontages of the Royal Hotel on the Corner of Norwich Quay and Canterbury Street. Also visible in the photograph are the Forbes Building, the Old Post Office, the old Harbour Board Building, the Holcim Cement Silos, several houses, and the Timeball Station.
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In post earthquake Lyttelton, just like many other areas of Christchurch, there has been an emphasis on art in public places. The empty sections and temporary fencing have provided an expanded physical opportunity for creative expression. Lobbying by interested parties has presented the idea of public art as a transitional use of spaces within the town. Some pieces have been smaller informal responses to the earthquakes and seek to brighten the changed landscape. Other larger works have less direct relationship to the quakes and are the result of artists making use of the empty spaces to bring their work into public view.
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Norwich Quay; Canterbury Street
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