Lyttelton Redux is an original project by artist Julia Holden, created to assist the Lyttelton Museum in its efforts at maintaining visibility in their community while the museum continues to operate without a physical building or exhibition space following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011.
In a series of 23 portraits current Lyttelton locals are recreated as notable historical and everyday figures from Lyttelton’s rich past. The portraits encompass a diverse cross-section of Lyttelton’s early communities, reflecting the town’s social history, its connection with the sea and the area’s development over time, including important Ngai Tahu representatives and early or notable sea captains, significant colonial settlers, Antarctic explorers who used Lyttelton as their main supply base and departure point, notable women and individuals representing various occupations of the ‘common man.'
The Lyttelton Redux portrait series will be on display in various Lyttelton businesses from its opening November and can be discovered by picking up a paper art map from Lyttelton Information Centre or by using the izi.TRAVEL app throughout the summer period, ending March 2017.
What's In The Name? (id36315) courtesy Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
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