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If you didn’t already know, Wellington is a wonderland of street art to be discovered and explored. Each colour of the rainbow can be found everywhere from secret laneways, on garage doors and on the sides of towering buildings. Trust us, you can expect to find some pretty fantastic street art in Wellington.
Most of us love to explore a city by foot and Wellington is the perfect place to do that. Not only can you take in the essence of the city but you will also enjoy a feast of the senses, particularly if you are on the lookout for the artful gems that are bound to pop up.
Here are a few of our favourite spots and artworks to look out for on your journeys through town.
Known for being a fabulous spot with a mix of everything you could ever really want … a chocolate factory, craft beer and some of the city’s best feasting spots, plus some pretty rad art on the walls. It’s undergone a facelift and is now a fab place to wander, stop, absorb, eat, and drink so, needless to say, it should definitely be on your itinerary.
Shark Wall on Cable Street
This work by BMD is huuuuuuge. It was created as a political comment regarding the issue of shark finning. It’s right across the road from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa (another must) so you definitely won’t miss it.
Another laneway that has been delightfully transformed, you’ll see a mix of the industrial, great places to eat and drink, lighting installations and local artists gracing the walls and more. Very cool.
Other spots to check out to see some fantastic street art include Ghuznee Street, in the Woodward Street pedestrian tunnel, on Leeds Street and on Cuba Street.
These are but a few of the artistic presents you’ll find around town so explore away and reap the rewards, friends!
words by emily carstairs
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