Graffiti and Street Art in Whanganui

A view of graffiti and street murals in Whanganui through my eyes.

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty, you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.”
Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

Welcome, Kia ora.

Some street art terms you may be familiar with.

Mural - A huge work, often on a legal wall. It might be done by an individual, an informal group, or a crew. A mural might depict a single scene, or it might be a series of standalone or loosely connected images or characters.

Graffiti - Graffiti writers are not interested in the general public understanding their artwork. They are primarily concerned with other graffiti writers who can decipher the coded tags and appreciate the style of the writing

Street Art - Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues.

The following image was taken just past the Whanganui Airport on the road to South Beach.

An old bunker which has been made much more interesting by the additional graffiti.