mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces
jul 23, 2012
mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces


‘homage to the lost spaces’ (government life building studio series),
2012

size: 10.4m x 15.5m
mixed media on plywood
location: cranmer courts, cnr kilmore & montreal ave, christchurch CBD, NZ
(on building listed for imminent demolition)

new zealand artist mike hewson has created a series of large-scale mixed media installations entitled ‘home to the lost spaces’
in acknowledgement of the devastating earthquakes that affected his home town of christchurch in 2011.

the ten images are plastered on various buildings around the city,
providing a temporary and allegorical renovation for the collapsed
structures,
displaying scenes of complete and functioning spaces that was known prior to the magnitude 6.3 natural disaster in february.
hewson uses establishments that have been destroyed and now listed for imminent demolition, giving the spaces ephemeral
and symbolic recognition for the event.


installing the large-scale images


‘homage to the lost spaces’ (government life building studio series),
2012
size: up to 5.0m x 2.4m
mixed media
location: cranmer courts, cnr kilmore & montreal ave, christchurch CBD, NZ
(on building listed for imminent demolition)


‘homage to the lost spaces’ (government life building studio series),
2012 
size: up to 5.0m x 2.4m
mixed media
location: cranmer courts, cnr kilmore & montreal ave, christchurch CBD, NZ
(on building listed for imminent demolition)


‘homage to the lost spaces’ (government life building studio series),
2012
size: up to 5.0m x 2.4m
mixed media
location: cranmer courts, cnr kilmore & montreal ave, christchurch CBD, NZ
(on building listed for imminent demolition)


‘homage to the lost spaces’ (government life building studio series),
2012
size: up to 5.0m x 2.4m
mixed media
location: cranmer courts, cnr kilmore & montreal ave, christchurch CBD, NZ
(on building listed for imminent demolition)


tony de in the door (government life building studio series), 2012
varied (up to 5.0 x 2.4m)
mixed media on plywood (on earthquake damaged building)
location: opposite cranmer courts, cnr kilmore & montreal ave, christchurch CBD, NZ

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