Special Exhibition Gallery
Canterbury Museum
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, NZ

The exhibition ran from June 5th to August 23rd 2015

The enormous effort of this project resulted in the participation of over 284 people in reuse of one house, they were gathered from around New Zealand and the world. These people have invented ways of reusing the varied pieces of 19 Admirals Way, and the result is a collection of 398 objects, from delicately carved taonga puoro (flute) by master carver Brian Flintoff, to a finely crafted backyard studio by artist Nic Moon and architectural designer Lyn Russell. All of the works made for the project were presented in an exhibition in the Special Exhibition Gallery of Canterbury Museum from June 5th to August 23rd 2015. This exhibition showcased original works by some of the country’s finest designers and craftspeople and it also includes works by school children, retired experts, community organisations like Kilmarnock Enterprises, and students of various arts and crafts.

To see a collection of the works made please click here to see the Reuse page.

Exhibition reviews:

Review of exhibition by Stephen Wainwright, Chief Executive – Pou Whakahaere, Creative New Zealand, August 3rd 2015 :

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Review of exhibition by Claire Regnault, Senior Curator History – Creative Industries, Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarew, August 10th 2015:

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Short film & article by Charlie Gates of The Press, May 30th 2015:

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Article by Jonathon Cotton of Idealog Magazine, May 7th 2015:

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