Street art

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 in Christchurch

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

Watch this Space

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

Fiksate Gallery

Fiksate Studio & Gallery is New Zealand's only street art and urban contemporary gallery, and is focused on supporting and showcasing urban art.

Plain Sight

Plain Sight is an AR (augmented reality) app from Evans Taylor Digital that allows you to experience your favourite street artworks in a whole new way.

Christchurch street art events

FLARE Ōtautahi Street Art Festival (2 to 12 March 2022)

7 large murals will be popping up across the CBD as street artists from across NZ converge on our inner city to unleash their creativity on our major walls & spaces.

Spectrum Street Art Festival (December 2015 to April 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

Street art by Berst

Spectrum Street Art Festival (February to May 2015)

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

Art by Flox, Welles Street

OI YOU! present RISE 2014

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

Big walls - RISE Street art on Cashel Street

Christchurch street art images

Find photos of local art:

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