The Present



This is probably the only piece of text that was not edited in any way, and has been the guiding principle behind this entire project. “Where we gather together, extraordinary things happen” sprung into my head on the 7th July – one of the very first days of this project – and since then has inspired me to push through the most difficult points of this work. I believe it. Do you?


Tidy reference here to "Coffee and Jam", a weekly event run by the Ministry of Awesome. Coffee and Jam is a great example of extraordinary things happening where we gather together. If you’re interested to find out more, just head to EPIC (125 Manchester Street) at 12.30pm on Tuesdays to find out what it’s all about.



This image appeared on the front page of the Christchurch Mail in 2015, and then in AddVenture in 2016. I took it while working with CHCH101, a service learning class built around the work of the Student Volunteer Army.


Watch this space in February 2018 – the section might ‘grow’ on you…


It’s not hard to love these little guys, the miromiro (or tomtit) – find out why he manu aroha te miromiro (“the miromiro is the lovebird”).



It was a privilege to learn from Underground Overground Archaeology about the work they do, and the history of the Convention Centre site the hoardings are guarding! They have a wealth of information and fascinating discoveries about our city. To find out more about their work and finds, click here



This building (“Luck’s building”) was situated on the corner of Colombo and Gloucester street - directly behind this hoarding. Prior to demolition, the building was home to architects (including the eponymous Isaac Luck), a meat company, barristers, merchants, and even a New Zealand Cricketer (Charles Reginald Clark).


Keep using those hashtags when sharing images of the hoardings online. It isn’t just about promotion – RE:Edit is built around the idea that without you, our work is yous-less! By sharing your story, we can see what means the most to the people who see and interact with our work, and hopefully respond by opening up more conversations about what matters most to you.



Need a hand? There are a few of them along here… this hand is mine! The two hands holding the wine glasses around the corner belong to my sister-in-law and mother (thanks mum!). I find the hardest thing for me to draw is eyes and hands, and interior spaces (of all places), so having some helping hands to photograph and sketch from is pretty… “handy”…


Where have you seen this sign before? If you guessed Cape Reinga, you guessed right...