Where we live : the New York Times rates Christchurch as a 'place to go'

The New York Times has listed Christchurch at number 2 of the 52 places to go in 2014. Over the next few weeks, we’ll show you some of the jewels that have emerged out of the rubble, and just why this transitional city is one to watch. 

One of the most striking, yet hidden projects is Concrete Propositions, by Melbourne artist Ash Keating.  Created by spraying paint from fire extinguishers at a boring concrete wall, it is presented to Christchurch by Gap Filler and Christchurch Art Gallery. 

Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative started in response to the Christchurch earthquakes. Their creative genius has turned dusty demolition sites into interactive and temporary art installations around our town.  

We couldn’t resist using this location in our Summer 13/14 Shoot and love the way the texture of layered paint and layered fashion work in our images from this remarkable site. 

Thanks to Gap Filler ( for the images showing the creation of this work.


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