This sculpture is by the beach near Marriner Street in Sumner. It was unveiled this week and is by Christchurch sculptor Chris Reddington. The Christchurch City Council commissioned the sculpture, as part of its Transitional City programme. It has been designed to be sat on and played on.
You can read more about the sculpture and its meaning at the CCC press release about the sculpture.
This bull sculpture was part of an art exhibition that was on last year. The sculpture captivated the people of Christchurch and it is now seen as a symbol of the city’s grit, determination and strength. The Christchurch Art Gallery Trust is now running a fund-raising campaign to buy the bull for Christchurch. I think this is a fabulous idea and look forward to the campaign being successful and the bull making its permanent home the Christchurch Art Gallery.
The bull is by New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai and is called Chapman’s Homer.
To learn more about the campaign to keep the bull here (or to contribute to the fund) go to:
This is a sculpture at the Christchurch Airport. The airport has had ongoing and rather extensive renovations and it’s looking rather spiffy inside and out. There are coloured LED lights, the traffic control tower that looks like an artwork and of course the actual artwork depicted above. I flew into Christchurch tonight after being in Wellington for a few days. Now if you want to make a Cantabrian slightly edgy, have them holiday in Wellington and stay on the 24th floor of an inner-city high rise hotel.
Nice to be back home to a lovely dusky sky.