Coming up & Current Projects
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...read more
Christchurch Airport has added two outdoor ping pong tables, previously located in the city, to its outdoor plaza. The tables had their first public outing near the Bridge of Remembrance and Re:Start as part of Gap Filler’s Ping Pong project which saw...read more
Year 6 students from Selwyn House School organised a pop-up roller skating event at Spark Park on Hereford Street on Thursday, 14 September. Wonder Wheels is a school project that we supported as part of our LEOTC programme. The students set up the space...read more
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...read more
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
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 at the Youth Hub, corner of Manchester and Lichfield Streets.
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
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