What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

Coming up & Current Projects

Welcome to Lilllydale

This year, Ryan has been doing work in Lilydale, Yarra Ranges, Victoria. The Victorian state arts entity, Creative Victoria, are supporting 'Creative Suburbs' community arts projects all over the state. The Yarra Ranges Council approached Gap Filler to...

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Meet our interns!

We’ve had such a great relationship over the years with Denmark. We keep getting amazing interns. And this year’s interns are more of the same. Haere mai Natasja and Elin Sofía. Welcome. Natasja and Elin Sofía will be in Christchurch for the next three...

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OPEN CITY – now live!

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...

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New game for Super Street Arcade – SPACE RAIDERS!

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...

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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

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,...

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Our North Island road trip

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...

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Gap Map

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.

Gap App

Woo! Now you can find Gap Filler projects all around Christchurch.

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Rata Foundation
Creative New Zealand

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Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative that facilitates a wide range of temporary projects, events, installations and amenities in the city.