The urban phenomenon that is taking the world by storm is alive and kicking in Christchurch’s central city. Artists from all over have taken to the streets to create masterpieces of colour and creativity that adorn building walls – from inspiring large murals right through to small paintings that entertain and inspire.
As new buildings emerge, so too does more art. Sneakily tucked away down side streets or behind building facades, birds, elephants and Kiwiana continue to brighten up otherwise dull concrete walls.
Fill a day with a self-guided tour of the streets – by foot or bicycle – and count the number of pieces you can spot. Or enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour through the CBD with Watch This Space. You can also use their incredible interactive map for free on your phone, iPad or computer.
Here are our favourite