A selection of rare photos from Christchurch photographer Gordon Bartram, capturing just a small part of a vibrant live scene in the city in the early 1980s. For some reason few images seem to exist of bands playing live at the time, and yet it was a scene that would influence and help create the path for New Zealand alternative and indie music for many years to come.
The Newtones, Christchurch Arts Centre, March 1981
The Playthings, The Gladstone Hotel, 1980
The Androidss, 1980/81, The Gladstone Hotel
The Gordons, The Gladstone Hotel, 1980