Road Worthy Art Exhibition

The ever-present symbols of... progress?
The ever-present symbols of… progress?

Road cones and Christchurch. It’s a thing. Not so much a symbiotic relationship as a grudging one. We need them more than they need us, I think.

They’ve also become something of a symbol of the rebuild and there’s no surer sign that an item has wormed its way into the collective psyche than when it turns up in our art. So it’s no great surprise that the humble road cone has once again provided inspiration for CPIT Certificate in Design students in the exhibition ‘Road Worthy’ that is currently on in the Christchurch City Council foyer.

I happened upon the exhibition earlier in the week and it is filled with whimsy and humour. It is intended to acknowledge road workers and show appreciation to those still busy repairing our city’s infrastructure.

Road cone exhibition sign
“Road” sign for exhibition, Flickr File reference: 2015-11-09-IMG_0579
Road cone as dog toilet
Dog tinkle cone, Flickr File reference: 2015-11-09-IMG_0586

The exhibition is on until the end of next week, 20 November, at Civic Offices, 53 Hereford St and is guaranteed to give you a wry smile.

If you can’t make the exhibition you can see photos of some of the pieces on our Flickr.

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