60,000 road cones

CPIT Road Cone Art ExhibitionI have heard there are 60,000 road cones around Christchurch. I dodge street repairs and pot holes to get to and from work each day and I’m sure I pass most of the 60,000.

The Certificate of Design students from CPIT borrowed some road cones from Fulton Hogan and created  forty sculptures. These works of art were on display in the Botanic Gardens, under a shady tree  near the Peacock fountain.

I visited the gardens last weekend to admire  the creativity that was on show. I was asked which one I liked the most. I couldn’t choose. Was it the shoe, the icecream, the gramophone player, the butterflies or the cone fish? Why not have a look at my photos and cast your vote?

Sadly, the exhibition ended on Monday 28th November.  I don’t know what has happened to the cones. Maybe you’ll drive past one on your way to work one of these days.

4 thoughts on “60,000 road cones

  1. motclet 1 December 2011 / 10:10 am

    You know you live in Christchurch when…

    even the road cones experience meltdown!

  2. itswoowoo 1 December 2011 / 10:15 am

    Thank you for capturing this event. If you hadn’t I would never have known about it otherwise. I love the creativity

  3. kiwilouise 1 December 2011 / 2:19 pm

    Oh what a shame the exhibition’s over. I would have loved to see that. Thanks for posting the photos 🙂

  4. cherryn 4 December 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Your photos inspired me to go to the botanical gardens to have a look at this exhibition. I’m pleased I did. The creations were light-hearted and whimsical. every smile that can be raised is a treasure.

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