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Press Lane Artwork

This new artwork, brought to the city by Christchurch City Council's Enliven Places Programme, captures the history of Press Lane. 

Local artist and Ara student Grace Duval hand-painted the latin motto from the newspaper that gives the lane its name. She has also created artworks on a nearby substation wall depicting residents and signposts from the lane’s colourful history. The thoroughfare was once home to a laundry and a surgeon’s rooms.

Landscaping in the area was designed by Lincoln University student Johanna Blakely, and the planter boxes, seats and native plants, were installed and planted by Greening the Rubble.

Staff at The Press were involved in working with Duval on her designs and expressed interest in seeing the motto included as part of the artwork.

Press Lane, between Gloucester St and Cathedral Square, Central City

Last updated: 31.07.2018