Resilience

Resilience

Name: Resilience

Location: Margaret Mahy Playground

Created by: Zulfirman Syah

Sponsor: The Press

Design Inspiration

Resilience is a word that speaks both to the character of Cantabrians, and also the artist’s experience in recovery from the mosque attacks. Zulfirman Syah first arrived in Christchurch from overseas in early 2019. It only took an instant on that afternoon in March to permanently fuse his soul to this place. He reflects, “However broken we might be—as individuals, a community, or a city—we can always piece ourselves together again”. Through a patchwork of colours on a penguin, the artist reflects on the varied chapters in our life, our diversity as individuals, and our emergence from periods of darkness with a new spirit.

Pop Up Penguins

Pop Up Penguins