Art, art on the street

One of my favourite Christchurch things is mad good street art. The Spectrum Street Art Festival is on now, and that means a new bunch of big walls to spot in the city. There is also a T-shirt exhibition at Canterbury Museum and the Spectrum YMCA exhibition which I reckon is even better than last year.

See our photos.

It’s hard to pick favourites, but here’s a few I am particularly enamoured of:
Art by Dcypher, Welles Street

Art by Dcypher, Welles Street. Flickr 2015-02-13-IMG_5169
Bold, typographical, and with a nod to our buildings. This piece by ex-local DCypher looks particularly striking against a blue, blue Christchurch sky. And is lent a certain melancholy by a gloomy backdrop.

Art by Sofles, 163 St Asaph Street
Art by Sofles, 163 St Asaph Street. Flickr 2015-03-02-IMG_5706
This bright, bold, and curvy piece by Sofles is an eyecatcher in a pretty drab spot.

Art by DTR Crew - Spectrum Street Art Festival - YMCA
Art by DTR Crew – Spectrum Street Art Festival – YMCA. Flickr 2015-02-05-IMG_6049
This is a whole room of magic done by Christchurch’s own DTR crew.

Solfes Quicksilver - Art by Sofles - Spectrum Street Art Festival - YMCA
Sofles Quicksilver – Art by Sofles – Spectrum Street Art Festival – YMCA. Flickr 2015-02-05-IMG_6035
This installation has great music, and light effects, all playing against the art. I could spend a while in here, it is truly beautiful.

What’s your fave? Join the conversation.

2 thoughts on “Art, art on the street

  1. allisonsnotmyfirstname 13 March 2015 / 9:28 am

    I love Owen Dippie’s elephants on Manchester St & thought Milton Springsteen’s exhibition at the YMCA was fantastic – love his sense of humour!

    • Donna 13 March 2015 / 10:07 am

      Good picks. Oh yes, the thrift shop was hysterical. Loved the bird-pooped seagull painting.

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