Street art is any art developed in public spaces. The term can include traditional graffiti art work, as well as, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations (definition from Artrepublic.com).
This page looks at street art in Christchurch. It is a notable feature of the urban landscape since the Canterbury earthquakes.
Street art in Christchurch
Watch this Space
Watch this space is a comprehensive guide to Christchurch street art:
- Visit the Watch this space website
- Like Watch this space on Facebook
- Follow Watch this space on Instagram
- Read our interview: Watch this space: Lindsay Chan maps Christchurch street art.
Paint n' Pen - The Commuting Book
Celebrate Christchurch’s rich street art scene by penning a poem, a song or a short story inspired by it. Open to all ages, to professional or budding writers, and from residents to visitors. Submit your work individually or collectively, in English or in your own language. Submissions are open until 28th February 2020 and the deadline is the last day of each month.
Once received and reviewed by a multilingual panel, it will be published on the Scan & Read projects, opens a new window, the online Stories, opens a new window catalogue. The best ones will have the chance to be featured on the Watch This Space map, the Augmented Reality street art app Plain Sight, and in a Summer Exhibition at Tūranga from December 2019 until March 2020.
Fiksate Studio & Gallery is New Zealand's only street art and urban contemporary gallery, and is focused on supporting and showcasing urban art.
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The countdown is on and we're stoked to have BOLS work in the group exhibition URBAN ABSTRACT, opening this Friday 25th of Oct at 5pm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Bols is a Christchurch based artist whose work explores the non-figurative, non-representational potential of stencil art."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow BOLS here: @bolsamatic⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #fiksate #fiksatenz #streetart #artist #art #artexhibition #artwork #bols #bolsmatic #bolsart #stencilart #stencils #stencilartist #abstractstencilart #muralist #muralart #fineart #urbancontemporary #urbanart #abstract #abstractart #groupshow #groupexhibition #wallart, opens a new window
Street art images
- Street art photos on the Discovery Wall.
- Street art photos on our Flickr site.
- Graffiti and street art images on Kete Christchurch
- Christchurch Street Art interactive map of Christchurch featuring stunning urban art.
- Search for Christchurch street art on DigitalNZ.
- Christchurch NZ Street art group on Flickr.
Street art in our collection
See also our page on public art.
Spectrum Street Art Festival 2015 / 2016
Oi You presented the Spectrum Street Art Festival in Christchurch from 12 December 2015 until 17 April 2016. This year's festival featured a new exhibition in the YMCA on Hereford Street, with works by the eight featured street artists as well as new works by returning artists. Eight new works brightened Christchurch streets.
Read Street artists to descend on central Christchurch this week by Charlie Gates, The Press, 5 December 2015
See our photos from the 2015 Spectrum Street Art Festival (14 February to 10 May 2015).