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:
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- Read our interview: Watch this space: Lindsay Chan maps Christchurch street art.
Fiksate Studio & Gallery is New Zealand's only street art and urban contemporary gallery, and is focused on supporting and showcasing urban art.
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.
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- Subscribe to the FLARE Street Art Festival event
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
Spectrum Street Art Festival (February to May 2015)
See our photos from the 2015 Spectrum Street Art Festival (14 February to 10 May 2015).
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Christchurch street art images
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