Remembering the Christchurch Earthquake

Homage To The Lost Spaces (Government Life Building Studio Series)

New Zealand-born, Australia-based artist Mike Hewson creates unforgettable public art installations in memory of the Feb 22nd Christchurch earthquake. He placed large-format photographs taken at the Government Life Building Studios on buildings damaged by the eqrthquake and listed for imminent demolition.  The Government Life Building Studio series is a powerful body of work based on memories of life as an arts community in a city that has survived one of the deadliest disasters in its history.

The scars that the earthquake left on the Cathedral structure is a significant historical ‘document’ in itself of how the earthquake has affected the city. - Mike Hewson

all images © Mike Hewson

Homage To The Lost Spaces (Government Life Building Studios)

Homage To The Lost Spaces (Government Life Building Studio Series)

Homage To The Lost Spaces (Government Life Building Studio Series)

Homage To The Lost Spaces (Government Life Building Studio Series)

Tony De In The Door (Government Life Building Studio Series)

View From The Studio (Installation)

source: Mike Hewson (via We Heart )