Gap Filler’s Dance-o-Mat Box Set

Art direction, illustrations, infographics and layout of box set for Gap Filler.

One of Gap Filler’s most visible and enduring projects is the Dance-O-Mat a coin-operated dance floor that popped up in a multitude of location around the post-quake Christchurch CBD.

Following on from the resounding success of this project, Gap Filler helped a number of communities build their own Dance-o-Mat, with the help of this instructional guide.

Encapsulated within a box set of 11 booklets are all the instructions on how to build and activate a Dance-o-Mat. Designed to be able to be implemented by any community group, the instructions are comprehensive and visually engaging.

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: Art Director

Date: 2014-17