Bishopdale 2017 – The Christchurch Documentary Project

The Christchurch Documentary Project has looked at Halswell and the seaside suburbs of the East. Now it is Bishopdale’s turn.

Photo by Janneth Gil
Photo by Janneth Gil

Photography students from the School of Fine Arts are photographing the people and the physical environment of Bishopdale from March through to August this year with the goal of building an archive of contemporary documentary images.

The photographers are: Thomas Herman; Robert Earl; Liam Lyons; Elise Williams; Janneth Gil; Lucas Perelini.

If you or your group would like to be photographed for this project, please contact the library on 941 7923 or at

Photo by Janneth Gil
Photo by Janneth Gil

World language collection available at Bishopdale Library

Kaitiakitanga by Gavin Britt

Customers of the lovely Bishopdale Library can now browse and borrow books in other languages, including Japanese, Chinese and Korean, as some ‘guest stars’ appear on the shelves.

Some returned books are temporarily staying where they have been returned, so open libraries like Bishopdale have books available that have never appeared on their shelves before. Pleasant surprises await!