Some painted walls in New Zealand

I didn’t see a lot of street art or graffiti art on my trip home to NZ. There seeems to be a lot of comissioned, mural-type pieces, which is lovely to see, but I do also appreciate the more chaotic and colourful (and often more emotional or political) nature of random street art. I bet…

A couple of extra Kiwi ones

The sheep are obviously commissioned sculptures, but they are in the street and arty-farty and cute as cupcakes, and so very New Zealand.

Christchurch in reconstruction mode

My 2013 NZ trip started in Christchurch, a city still recovering and reconstructing itself after the devastating earthquake of 2011. It was humbling and inspiring to see lots of creativity, commissioned art and street art and lovely poetry appearing in between the rumble and destruction.