New CBD “bull sit” for Chapman’s Homer

New CBD “bull sit” for Chapman’s Homer

Michael Parekowhai's Chapman's Homer has left PlaceMakers Riccarton and ventured to a new home on his journey back to the forecourt of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

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The much-loved1.8-tonne bronze bull has been installed at the Armagh Street end of New Regent Street in Christchurch’s CBD after spending time in Riccarton and a three-month stint outside the Christchurch City Council’s Civic Offices before this.

He will be displayed at several Christchurch sites while the new forecourt of the Christchurch Art Gallery is being completed, looking to be reopened at the end of the year.

Back in August 2013, the 'Back the Bull' initiative campaigned to purchase Chapman’s Homer for the city of Christchurch through a crowdsourcing website. Westpac and the Christchurch Art Gallery Trust committed to matching the public donations.

Christchurch Art Gallery says thousands of people have gone to see him at his various locales over the last several months and Chapman's Homer is now a symbol of solidarity and strength for Christchurch.

They are encouraging people to, “pop down to New Regent Street, visit the shop owners and enjoy a coffee, a wine, or a show at the Isaac Theatre Royal.”

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