Picture by Tim Cuff - 26 September 2019 - Make/Shift Spaces properties, Nelson, New Zealand

Heritage Storytelling

The Bird Butcher of Trafalgar Street.
256 Trafalgar Street, September 2019 – November 2021

About Heritage Storytelling

Nelson Provincial Museum’s photographic collection is one of national significance with an estimated one and a half million photographs dating from the 1850s onwards. With the earliest photos dating from soon after European settlement, it is a visual record of the development of a colony, both the area and its people. 

This photo of the Bird Butchery is part of the renowned Tyree Studio collection, which is on the UNESCO New Zealand Memory of the World Register.

Make/Shift Spaces + Heritage Storytelling

This storytelling project utilised the outer surface of a shop window at 256 Trafalgar Street and concealed earthquake renovation activity inside. 

Make/Shift Spaces partnered with local printers Speedy Signs to produce the vinyl and has further developed this story telling technique into portable panels that hang inside the window glass, that can be reused on other sites when the property is leased.

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