Twelve Local Heroes, Christchurch

Twelve Local Heroes, Christchurch

The Twelve Local Heroes is a series of bronze busts which are set along Worcester Boulevard outside the Arts Centre. The busts commemorate twelve prominent local people from the late 20th century. Established through a special trust, the busts by sculptor Mark Whyte were four years in the making before being unveiled in 2009.

The sculptures have been temporarily removed from their position on Worcester Blvd to facilitate the post earthquake restoration of the Engineering block of the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Following the restoration, it is envisaged that they will return.

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Sight Name: Twelve Local Heroes
Sight Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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