Christchurch people will be invited to write their earthquake experiences, or anything else they wish to let go of, on the walls of the Temple for Christchurch before the temple is burnt to the ground to symbolise release and moving on.
The Temple is a public art therapy project, currently being built by volunteers on the site of the demolished Convention Centre, which will be open to the public in the first two weeks in September, coinciding with the anniversary of the first Canterbury quake on September 4, 2010.
The art installation uses timber from demolished homes and is designed to be a visual representation of an earthquake.
“We hope this will provide a tangible way for Christchurch to continue healing as a community as well as rebuilding as a city,” volunteer Tania Bracey-Brown says. “We want to engage as much of the Christchurch community as possible, in order to truly create a Temple for Christchurch.
For more information visit the website: www.templeforchristchurch.org