‘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.

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces installing the large-scale images

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces ‘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)

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces ‘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)

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces ‘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)

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces ‘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)

mike hewson: homage to the lost spaces 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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