Stories inform red zone art

Last updated 05:00 20/12/2013

The Cooper Family Story

Relevant offers

Visual Art

Deagan Wells awarded 2017 scholarship Painting their way to recovery $2 million plea to save Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion Third time lucky for Christchurch street artist Tess Sheerin From the Christchurch Art Gallery's Collection: Making Ligurian Lace The Big Draw comes to Christchurch Festa: Christchurch's transitional street party returns What's on in Christchurch this week Ten Christchurch art exhibitions to see in October Former homeless man Tepi Amohia immortalised in portrait by Christchurch artist

As an artist explores the residential red zone as part of the RISE street art festival, Charlie Gates revisits a couple of stories that helped inform the work.

The Cooper family has deep roots in the Christchurch residential red zone. Their father was a bricklayer who built the family home on the banks of the river Avon in 1957.

This video above is based on a story I wrote in 2012 about the Cooper family and a separate story I wrote about Elizabeth the sea elephant.

The video aims to tell the story of the residential red zone through the experience of one family.

Ad Feedback

- The Press


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content