Street art

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

This page looks at street art in Christchurch. It is a notable feature of the urban landscape since the Canterbury earthquakes.


Street art news

Read our interview: Watch this space: Lindsay Chan maps Christchurch street 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

Our Spectrum Street Art Festival photos

See our photos from the 2015 Spectrum Street Art Festival (14 February to 10 May 2015).

OI YOU! present RISE 2014 had three major exhibitions. See our photos.

Street art in Christchurch

Christchurch has produced some stunning artists including Dcypher, Jacob Yikes, Wongi "Freak" Wilson, and Ikarus.

Watch this space is a comprehensive guide to Christchurch street art:


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Street art photos

See also our page on public art.