Mural magic at Riverside: Riverside Market

The Canterbury Heritage Awards recognise excellence in heritage tourism and conservation, and celebrate the repair and reconstruction efforts that have gone into revitalising the city following its devastation by the 2011 earthquakes.

Several categories make up the awards including the heritage tourism award, in which the Riverside Market mural received a certificate of special recognition.

On the east side of the market building, the stunning mural pays homage to the buildings lost in the 2011 earthquake.

The complex mural designed by Josh Thompson tells a story of Christchurch’s past, present and future.

Since opening last year, Riverside Market has quickly become a buzzing destination in the heart of the city for locals and visitors looking to explore some of the city.

General Manager Rachel Gould says, “Riverside was created as a focal point for the city to regenerate the Central Business District for locals and tourists. It wouldn’t be the success it is without the traders who create a warm, welcome and inclusive environment.”

Riverside Market is proud of its work with ethnic communities and has created a strong relationship with the Office of Ethnic Communities. Riverside hosts approximately
one event per month for Ethnic Groups and the Market has become a central meeting place for people of different cultures and backgrounds.



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