Christchurch Stands Tall

Giraffa spatiumnolovacuam for Gap Filler & Christchurch Stands Tall.

A riotous mash of patterns to pull together a ‘greatest hits’ of Gap Filler projects for Christchurch Stands Tall. Giraffa was auctioned off with all proceeds going to Gap Filler.

“Giant fibreglass Giraffe sculptures, reaching 2.5 metres high, are now standing tall on the streets, parks and public spaces of Christchurch and surrounding areas until 24 January 2015.” Christchurch Stands Tall is a Wild in Art initiative.Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative that has facilitated a wide range of temporary projects, events, installations and amenities in Christchurch. Gap Filler was initially formed in response to the September 2010 earthquake in Christchurch, then expanded after the February 2011 quake.

I first connected with Gap Filler when I returned from living overseas and have worked with them on many projects including: creating a mural for the Dance-O-Mat; illustrating tshirts for the Pallet Pavilion; developing the artwork for the Gap Map; created the art installation Knit Happens; painting a giraffe for Gap Filler for Christchurch Stands Tall; and more!

Client: Gap Filler

Role: Artist

Date: 2014