Into the museum and we discovered a Banksy exhibition was on. I’ve been a fan of Banksy for quite a few years now, I enjoy his take on social commentary.
The museum and city of Christchurch are hosting a wider exhibition on graffiti and street art. Given that the Art Gallery is closed owning to earthquake damage, the city is making good use of all it’s large blank canvasses in the form of big blank walls, and there is a lot of art to be found just driving around. But I’ll get to that in later posts.
There is something very comforting about being able to see your favourite old exhibits in the museum after such a catastrophic and radical event like an earthquake.
And when there is so much damage all around, it’s good to see some things haven’t changed.
After traveling all over the world in the last few years, it’s been good for all of us to reconnect with family and friends too.
There is a reason why I love this Museum! Such a good sense of humour!
And with the current exhibition on, there were surprises to be found all over the museum!
This guy was one of my favourites though! Positioned as he was up in the historical costumes section, he made for quite the juxtaposition! Such a visual jolt really does focus your attention on what’s around you though!
Suddenly my wardrobe is feeling the lack of a luchador costume …
Outside and around the building we ventured into the Botanic Gardens.
It was so peaceful, and so warm. Given other circumstances (more time) I would have loved to sit there for a day, bathing in the light, fresh air, and scent of the flowers, having a picnic.
But it was not to be.
Not on this trip anyway.
We still had so much more to see and do and achieve!