Here is a taste of some of Dunedin’s amazing street art – There are 25 different sites featuring artists from around the world.
Dunedin has been long known for its artistic and creative sectors and now is home to a growing collection of amazing street art. The formal Dunedin Street Art movement is coordinated by a group of volunteers dedicated to fundraising and bringing commissioned street art to the streets of Dunedin.
Starting just north of the Octagon (you can find the Street Art Trail map on line) the Trail weaves through the historic precinct and takes about an hour, depending on how long you stand and take in the detail of these stunning art works.
I’ve only shown a few here but with a number of photos for each one to capture as much details as possible and give a sense of scale – watch out for more, coming soon!!
Corner of Jetty Street and Princes Street -“Riding Dreams” by Pixel Pancho demonstrates a complex interweaving of the human form, flora, and metal to create the surreal image of a ‘not quite human’ boy riding a fantastical metal horse reflecting his fascination with 1950s robots.
Corner of Princes Street and Jetty Street Stafford Street – This piece is a world first collaboration by Pixel Pancho and Phlegm and presents the successful mixing of their own unique style creating a surreal battle between Pixel Pancho’s robots and Phlegm’s sloth-like creatures
Stafford Street – Chinese artist DALeast represents New Zealand’s extinct Haast Eagle and is reflective of his unique style which presents the frenetic shape of animals and people as if they have been constructed out of shards of metal.
Vogel Street – Māori waka and a steam-punk like submarine (a reference to the incident where a Japanese submarine was supported in the Otago Harbour) emerge from a fish’s mouth in this distinctive piece by Phlegm which incorporates local history alongside his distinctly fantastical style.