I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour

Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour'. The project description reads:

'I seem to have temporarily misplaced by sense of humour...' is by New Zealand artist Wayne Youle and is a collaboration between Gap Filler and The Christchurch Art Gallery.The giant artwork took shape over a few weeks in December, 2011 with scissor lifts, hundreds of litres of paint, stencils galore, technicians and more working whenever the weather was good! The mural is 37m long and according to Art News (Summer) quite possibly New Zealand's largest painting.Inspired by memories of his grandfather's workshop, Wayne has designed a huge shadowboard like those found in sheds and garages everywhere. Alongside hammers and other tools, Wayne's board contains some familiar but unexpected things - like houses, toys and wedding rings. Wayne says: 'This mural is for all those who lent their tools and their hands to all who needed help. Also to all those that lost something in the quakes, no matter what that something may have been. Don't lose your sense of humour and ability to smile.'

Last updated
12:26pm 20th November 2017
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Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt IV, pages 116-117: I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour
Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt IV, pages 116-117: I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour
A PDF copy of pages 116-117 of the book Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt IV. The pages document the transitional project 'I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour'. Photos with permission: Gap Filler
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 1
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 1
A photograph of the launch event for Wayne Youle's mural, 'I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour'.
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 2
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 2
A photograph of a pianist playing a painted piano. The piano is on the site of Wayne Youle's mural, 'I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour'.
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 3
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 3
A photograph of a detail of Wayne Youle's mural, 'I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour'.
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 4
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 4
A photograph taken at the launch event for Wayne Youle's mural, 'I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour'.
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 5
I Seem to Have Temporarily Misplaced My Sense of Humour... Photograph 5
A photograph of two children standing next to Wayne Youle's mural, 'I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour'.