Auckland Street Art

In the dwindling light of afternoon I set off with my camera to capture some of the new street art that has suddenly popped up within my neighbourhood (the streets surrounding K Rd, Auckland). In the space of only a few blocks I found seven murals either newly finished or mid-creation.  I don’t know if it’s a new council initiative or what? Are there more to come? (I hope so). I’m not overly fond of drab concrete walls, so if there’s a mural-movement going on then I’m all for it.

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At the bottom of Mercury Lane. A crowd had gathered…

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On Upper Queen Street. I think this is awesome.

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Also on Upper Queen, not quite finished. Not entirely sure what it is, either? Can anyone help me here?

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Poynton Terrace.

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Is this new? I really like it. Also Poynton Terrace.

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Pitt Street, next to the Methodist Church.

I saw this one being finished up today – on East St, against the wall of the needle exchange.

 

I did a quick search to find out something (anything) about the increase of street art in the area, but came up with nothing. I’d be keen to find out what it’s all about / who the artists are, if anybody knows.

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2 responses to “Auckland Street Art

  1. Interesting and great photos. I think that at least some of these murals must have been painted as part of the Al Fresco Public Art Festival. There are some examples on this blog… http://thecuriouskiwi.co.nz/blog/2014/street-art-in-central-auckland/

    • I. K. Paterson-Harkness

      Awesome, thanks for that. It confirms that the bird one on Poynton Terrace has been there for a while (and most of the others I recognise from the surrounding streets). But other than the bird one, the others were all in the process of being painted only yesterday. It’s great – reminds me of Melbourne. You can be a dirt poor tourist, but have a great old time walking around looking at the street art.

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