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ChristchurchCityCouncil collects a slew of awards

10 October 2007

Call it a touch of class, call it a move towards excellence. The Christchurch City Council featured well in the Best Awards from the Design Institute of New Zealand in Auckland last week.

A Gold (for the Christchurch Art Gallery street furniture) and three silver and three bronze must say something about the Council’s push for excellence.

The Christchurch Art Gallery’s was the listed client in the entry Giacometti Shadows, the Art Gallery’s themed street furniture.

The Gold was earned in the Environmental Graphics Category by designers STRATEGY Design and Advertising.

Mac’s Print, a series of outdoor posters for the Art Gallery, took Bronze in the Visual Communication category.

Be There, Christchurch’s cultural guide and another Council initiative, took Silver in the same category the Art Gallery won Gold.  And the Christchurch Body Festival (sponsored and supported by the Council) won bronze, also in that category.

The Christchurch Arts Festival also garnered two awards – Silver in the Identity Development (Large Scale) category and Bronze in Broadcast Graphic Design for its TV commercial.

The unique Peace Bell Pavilion at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens won a Silver for Spatial Design at the Best Awards. It had earlier won three Canterbury awards for design, colour and use of concrete. It was designed by Christchurch City Council architects.


Environmental Graphics (Gold)

Giacometti Shadows

Client - The Christchurch Art Gallery

Judges comment - A truly excellent entry that demonstrated the power of a good idea well executed.


Environmental Graphics (Silver)

Be There

Q brand agency

Designers: Stephen McCarthy Robert Jamieson

Category – Environmental graphics

Client - Christchurch City Council


Environmental Graphics (Bronze)

Body festival

Q brand agency

Client – Christchurch Body Festival


Identity development – large scale (Silver)

Christchurch Arts Festival Identity

Designers: Guy Pask Douglas Maclean Mark Spurgeon Alec Bathgate


Visual Communication (Bronze)

Mac’s Prints

Giacometti Poster Campaign

Designers: Guy Pask, Douglas Maclean, Chris Flack

Client - The Christchurch Art Gallery


Broadcast graphic design (Bronze)

Christchurch Arts Festival Snow Orchid TVC

Designers: STRATEGY Design and Advertising



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