Soaring Over Canterbury

Canterbury Museum

Please note Soaring Over Canterbury will be at the Christchurch Brick Show from 15 to 17 July so will not be available to view at the Museum on those dates.

LEGO® Masters NZ contestant Emily Fryer is not just handy with plastic bricks – she's also Canterbury Museum's Conservator!

A full-sized, wearable dress Emily made from LEGO® and Flexo is displayed in the Museum's Level 3 Visitor Lounge.

Called Soaring over Canterbury, this wearable artwork presents the Canterbury landscape as seen by a pair of Tūī flying overhead. 

Emily has recreated the patchwork of the plains, the winding braided rivers and the deep blue sea and included some notable landmarks like the statue of Robert Falcon Scott on Oxford Terrace, which Emily worked on in her capacity as a conservator.

Soaring Over Canterbury is displayed alongside a Museum object that inspired it: a dress which won the 1908 Canterbury Cricket Association Floral Fete's human poster competition. The dress incorporates pages from the Canterbury Times newspaper printed onto red and white satin.

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