Kiwi innovation features strongly in some creative community
projects filling neighbourhood gaps in Christchurch.
Lyttelton, the historic village surrounding the port of
Christchurch, has a new petanque pitch and temporary art
installations thanks to the Gap Filler Project - an urban regeneration
initiative spearheaded by local artist curator Coralie Winn. Gap
Filler activates creative projects on vacant sites with the aim of
keeping the city dynamic and vibrant.
Meanwhile, other sites around the city centre are being
transformed into beautiful green spaces for outdoor events and
entertainment under the Greening the Rubble initiative. This
volunteer project is creating temporary public parks and gardens on
empty sites, usually in commercial rather than residential
The Christchurch Art Gallery has launched its Outer Spaces programme placing artworks on a
free trail, in spaces 'outside the box'.
more about Christchurch and Canterbury in 2012.