Coming up & Current Projects
Something new and exciting is coming to the city! And we’ve got our sticky hands all over it. Gap Filler has been experimenting for a long time now with ways our (and other) temporary projects can have long-term community outcomes. Recent projects such as Super Street...read more
On September 7, students who have been working on arcade games for Super Street Arcade got the chance to test them on the actual public Super Street Arcade system. Game developers from CerebralFix and members of the Gap Filler team were on site to give...read more
Discover more about your city with OPEN CITY, a new project that’s unlocking our city’s secrets. Open City is a celebration of undervalued, sweet, free things to do in Christchurch. It might be a good climbing tree in the Botanic Gardens, a quirky piece of street art...read more
We're excited to share with you the new game for Super Street Arcade, Space Raiders. The game features icons of Christchurch such as the Peacock Fountain, the Cathedral and the Tramway Restaurant that players need to try to save at each level. And like the first game...read more
Auckland now has its very own Dance-O-Mat centrally located in Aotea Square! The project was driven by Auckland Live working with MenzShed and was launched on April 22, 2017 as part of NZ Dance Week. Auckland Live, who delivered the Auckland version of the project,...read more
TEAM BATTLE at the Super Street Arcade. May 6 2017. Don’t miss out, registration is at 5:00PM. cnr Tuam and High Streets. Teams of 2 or 3 players, no solo players. FREE to enter. Up for grabs is the GOLDEN CONE trophy.read more
What: One concrete ping pong table Where: Near the Bridge of Remembrance and the river at the end of Cashel Mall When: BYO bats and balls anytime or borrow from Cosmic Corner in Re:START or Coffee Therapy on Hereford Street during business hours Contact:...read more
Meet Richard Harcourt from SplitN2 Who are you and what do you do? Long story but in a nutshell I love tech stuff and making stuff in my mancave. My small business www.splitn2.com is growing into CNC services and sales and hence I was keen to test myself on this...read more
Daily Play at Gap Filler Projects
Retro Sports every day!
Play with the sporting equipment on site: Big Ball, football, bowls, cricket, hula hoops – all here free for your delight!
Ping Pong every day!
Play on our concrete ping pong table near the Bridge of Remembrance at the end of Cashel Mall.
Super Street Arcade every day!
Play Super Street Arcade on Tuam and High Street intersection (and the Vodafone Building).
Dance-O-Mat every day!
The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. Bring along a $2 coin and your phone or mp3 player, to play 30 minutes of your own music and boogie down! 141 Gloucester Street, 8am – 10pm every day.
Sound Garden every day!
The Sound Garden is opposite the library on Peterborough Street. We think it’s fab and we reckon heaps of kids will too!
Past Projects & Events
Gap Cache was around from Winter 2015 until Autumn 2017. A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache was a treasure hunt that involved visiting eight inspiring gaps in the inner-city where you could enjoy gardens,...read more
Across February and March, Gap Filler hit the road in the North Island. Co-founder Ryan Reynolds gave talks, met with local community groups and Councils, and ran workshops in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Patea, Opunake, Auckland, Gisborne and Napier. Many towns around NZ...read more
The Commons Shelter Challenge You might remember one of our projects from last year, The Commons Shelter Challenge. About six months ago we made the tough decision to discontinue this project and not build the winning entry, The Dock. The Commons Challenge After...read more
The Gap Map is designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city.
The map suggests three routes:
- a transitional garden walk,
- a Gap Filler project walk and
- a city art walk.
Copies of this pocket map are available from The Commons or you can Download (PDF, 1.94MB)
Thanks to Jen McBride of Jn-Creative and Gap Filler’s Sally Airey for all their hard work keeping this map up-to-date.
Woo! Now you can find Gap Filler projects all around Christchurch.
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