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Four Houses From Four Decades

Christchurch Art Gallery.

18 – 24 October, 10am – 4pm on the hour.

This film profiles the interior and exterior of four modern houses in Christchurch using archival photographs and contemporary video with voiceover from architects and inhabitants.


Paul Pascoe, Pascoe House, Sumner,. Commentary by Sally Ansley


Don Donnithorne, Donnithorne House, Yaldhurst.

Commentary by Don and Dawn Donnithorne


Don Cowey, Walker House, Halswell

Commentary by John Walker


Warren and Mahoney, R F Ballantyne House.

Commentary by Ricahrd McGowan

Produced by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Architectural Historian Dr Jessica Halliday and film and filmmaker John Christoffels.

One Response to “Four Houses From Four Decades”

  1. Helen Parsons Says:

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