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REPORT

Art in the Interim

BY JULIA HOLDERNESS

Negotiating a space between demolition and reconstruction

The building that housed Zina Swanson's and James Oram's studios after the earthquake, 2011. 

Courtesy Zina Swanson. 

Due to a delayed engineer’s report, six young artists continued to work in their damaged central Christchurch studio space well into November, two months after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the city on September 4, 2010. One of the artists wore a bicycle helmet as she worked, to protect her from plaster that had been falling from the ceiling during aftershocks. Once the report was…

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