Who makes a city? – Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher is a friend and colleague. He is an urban designer who worked at Christchurch City Council in the Urban Regeneration team in the post-quake years and was key to fostering the good relationships between local government and the community/non-profit sector...

People Behind the Projects – meet Bradley McPherson

Bradley McPherson, ‘Willows on Worcester’ design teamWho are you, what do you do and what is an interesting fact about you?My name is Bradley MacPherson and I’m a 2nd-year Architecture student studying at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. I am both Māori...

SAYONARA Soup – Beth Hutt, Kairos Free Store

Beth Hutt, Kairos Free Store/SAYONARA SoupBeth is a Person behind the Project behind the Project: she was the winner of the Soup pot at our SAYONARA Soup event earlier in the year, and Kairos Free Store has been going from strength to strength, most recently featuring...

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jim Goodwin

Meet Jim Goodwin Can you tell me who you are, what you do and give us an interesting fact about you?  Nurse. Woodworker extraordinaire. I make stuff, I grow stuff, I like people. I was born the same day British families were evacuated from the canal...

AyoAyo!

Phase #3 of Gap Filler’s DiversCity: Community Showcase Project has just been installed!  We’ve been working with members of the Nigerian Canterbury Association to create a mancala board. Known as an Ayoayo in Nigeria, mancala is a game that involves moving...

Welcome to Lilllydale

In 2017, Ryan did some 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 mentor...