Back in March we shot up to New Plymouth for a family thing. With fairly low expectations for getting out and about outside of that, the weekend delivered way more than I thought it would. For one thing, I had no idea this unassuming coastal city contains a treasure trove of street art. Read more
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For the last few months I’ve been making an effort to pay more attention to the city I live in. Studying more closely what I see every day, looking beyond the surface to the layers underneath and behind.
This, along with a slightly lifted profile in recent times (media / social media), has highlighted for me the presence of street art.
Just about every city has it; some people like it, some tolerate it, and some I’m sure would rather just have plain exteriors around the place.
I think it’s a really important sub-culture that gives a place character as well as a creative outlet for an incredibly talented part of the population. It’s a bit ironic in a way: covert artists producing often big and public artworks.
Wellington’s few earthquakes of late (more alarming than destructive) finally propelled me to prioritise spending a day in the city, walking around and seeing what I could find.
And when you’re deliberately looking for street art, it’s surprising how much do find.
When preparing this post I felt I should provide additional information, so with the help of Google maps to retrace my steps, and other research, I have noted the locations and where possible, the artists. This was especially interesting as you start to pick up on the respective styles.
I only scratched the surface that day and plan to do further exploration.
This is a funny sort of theme that has popped up in Wellington over the last few months. I snapped a couple that I saw during my walkabout and discovered this Facebook page where people can upload pigeon posters they find!