Ten new sculptures have been installed on an empty central Christchurch site to help bring life back to the city.
The Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers pieces - the first permanent public sculptures to be commissioned since the earthquakes - were yesterday installed at the corner of Gloucester and Colombo streets.
Christchurch artist Julia Morison's work will act as a centrepiece for the Scape Public Art festival, starting on September 27, and was inspired by the kahikatea trees once common in the area.
Morison said the sculptures were designed to be easily relocated when the land was needed for new construction.
"These dead spaces need to be activated and have something going on," she said.
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