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185 empty chairs - memorial installation by artist Peter Majendie

The concept of The Empty Chair depicting the loss of someone has been used repeatedly across time and cultures.

My inspiration for this installation came from Van Gogh's painting of empty chairs depicting the personality of their owners.

The installation consists of 185 white chairs, each one different, representing the individuality of those who died as a result of the Christchurch earthquake on 22nd February 2011.

The chairs are all ordinary, everyday chairs that have been hand-painted with two coats of paint, and placed on 185 square metres of readylawn. They were initially placed on the site of Oxford Terrace Baptist Church for the first anniversary of the earthquake, but have been on the current site, St Pauls Trinity Pacific Presbyterian Church, diagonally opposite the CTV building site, since October 2012.

Information by artist Peter Majendie from 185 Empty Chairs

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