Whole House Reuse Exhibition

The next exciting stage of the Whole House Reuse Project is drawing near. In just two weeks’ time the Canterbury Museum will be hosting the Whole House Reuse exhibition which shows how the materials of one demolished house are reusable.

This community project emerged from the devastation of the Christchurch earthquakes. In association with Rekindle, the Whole House Reuse project salvaged waste materials from a red-zoned home at 19 Admirals Way in New Brighton, and asked creators throughout New Zealand to transform them into purposeful, beautiful craft or art works.

A page from the Whole House Reuse catalogue, showing some of the salvaged material


CEISMIC currently has a Whole House Reuse collection in which we have archived the Whole House Reuse catalogue of resources as well as the thumbnails of each item and, in some cases, a more detailed photograph. We are looking forward to adding to the Whole House Reuse collection with photographs of the completed craft and art works from the exhibition.

The Whole House Reuse exhibition at Canterbury Museum runs from 5 June until 23 August 2015, and will be housed in the Special Exhibition Gallery.  The exhibition will conclude with an auction of many of the pieces, to be held at the end of August.  Spread the word and bring your friends and whanau down to the museum to see this incredible project in person.

To keep up to date with the project visit the Whole House Reuse facebook page and website, including details of the Whole House Reuse Auction.  Visit Canterbury Museum's website for details of the Public Programmes running for the exhibition, or drop into the Museum and pick up a flyer.