On the town with tutors in Christchurch new zealand

December 4, 2017

I know my New Zealand trip is long past – but I’m realizing that I never did post all the fabulous pictures I wanted to share. On such a very depressing political day (the tax bill will kill my business if passed in it’s current form) I wanted to enjoy the colors and memories I found in kiwi land. 

Judy Coates Perez and I trying to figure out the bus system.

Before the Quilt symposium started Judy Coates Perez and Susan Brubaker Knapp and I enjoyed a day exploring the city. Christchurch is a wonderful town. The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu had beautiful exhibits, one by Matisse whose work I am familiar with, and one by Lin Ley, whose work was new to me…. and I’m in love with.

I had a print of the Matisse in the upper right corner hung for years.

Judy watching a kinetic sculpture by Lin Ley.

Christchurch was in full bloom for spring.

This photo feels so much like the essence of Christchurch to me. Scaffolding – still everywhere years after the devastating earthquake. Beautiful new architecture. The tendency to beautify everything from construction fences to plain walls to empty lots in the most community oriented friendly way possible. 

We passed this lovely little community garden and – because there were three artists involved – got sidetracked for a very long time. Again, in the best way possible.


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