Stories inform red zone art

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.

The Press