Ode to road workers opened today

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11 Nov 2015

An exhibition acknowledging the contribution of road workers to Christchurch's rebuild is proving to be a hit.

Traffic cones artfully decorated by CPIT Certificate in Design students and displayed in the Christchurch City Council foyer were earning smiles and chuckles from the public, CPIT design course leader Henry Sunderland said.

"We've been really thrilled at the response. While it's been a great experience for the students, more importantly The Road Worthy Exhibition is giving a big thank you to the tireless effort of road workers in the Christchurch and Canterbury rebuild."

It carries on from an event first staged by CPIT students in the quake aftermath at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in November 2011.

"The road workers liked it so much that we decided to do the exhibition this year. It's a fun and positive way to show how something as everyday as a road cone can be transformed into a work of art but can have a deeper meaning," Sunderland said. 

He acknowledged the Christchurch City Council's support for the event.

The Road Worthy Exhibition is being held in the Christchurch City Council foyer, 56 Hereford Street, and runs until November 20 on weekdays 9am – 5pm.

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Hi-viz Christchurch icons: Our road workers and ubiquitous road cones take centre stage at The Road Worthy Exhibition, put on by CPIT Certificate in Design students at the Christchurch City Council foyer, which runs until November 20.

Road worthy