Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.
The street art is happening as part of Rise. Rise is a street art display at the Museum and literally it covers the walls. The works are expanding from the Museum to make the most of the situation the city is in. There are even some Banksy works around. Will Banksy come to Christchurch... maybe :)
Here are a collection of images from walking around the CBD today.
Corner of Manchester and Welles Street. Art of a very damaged building.
Welles Street off Manchester Street
Colombo Street near St Asaph Street
Colombo Street Corner of Tuam Street
Corner of Colombo and Hereford and High Streets. City Centre - still under construction :)
Other Side of Cathedral Junction on Worcester Street. - a personal favorite. Looks incredible.
Near the Cathedral Junction building by the Press building wall that is huge flat and grey.
Gloucester Street at the rear of New Regent Street.
Back of the Les MIlls Gym being drawn on.
Madras and Cashel Streets Corner.
Madras and Cashel Street Corner
Madras Street and Lichfield Street Corner.
Wall of the NG building on Manchester Street. Isnt the little monster cute.
Tuam Street Manchester Street Corner looking at C1 building.
Corner of High and Manchester Streets in the triangle area. This is a really amazing area of both heritage, rebuild and restoration.
Les Mills Gym side Wall Cashel Street
Tuam Street Near Les Mills
Corner of Manchester and Gloucester Streets
Top end of High Street where Westpac building was, at the back of old bus exchange and food court. - absolutely massive!
CPIT on Madras Street.
Walkway at CPIT
Between buildings at CPIT in the trades area.
Artworks inside the Canterbury Museum
Mayor Lianne Dalziel Opening the Rise display in the Canterbury Museum with Street Art all over
More amazing artwork literally on the walls at the launch of Rise Street Art at the Canterbury Museum.
Isnt this all just so dam cool. I cannot wait to see how this all evolves and how colourful the city an become. Please share this and get it out there about how cool our city is. Full credit to all the amazing talented artists involved. Thank you for making the city a creative and colourful space
Will also add the images to a Facebok Album here