Digital Photograph: Temporary Artwork on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets, Lyttelton

Maker
Michael Davies
Production date
19 Nov 2011
Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 19 November 2011 showing a temporary artwork on the site of the Albion Hotel/ Ground Delicatessen. After the demolition of the building the site was used for a Gap Filler initiative called the Lyttelton Petanque Club. The photograph shows a temporary artwork created from used bricks, probably from a demolished chimney. The background shows the temporary planting and levelling of the cleared site.
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Researcher comments/remarks
In post earthquake Lyttelton 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.
Associated place notes
London Street
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Other id
DSCF1494
Accession number
2013.17.109

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