Street Art the world over has had a renaissance in recent years, turning otherwise dreary urban housing areas and industrial parts of our cities into something much more interesting.
Not all State and Local Government agency regulators share my views on street art in the urban environment either. Consequently planing officials have been slow to see the potential that large industrial scale murals offer to a town or city other than the wholesale vandalism of buildings.
Dunedin in New Zealand’s South Island have taken it a step further creating tastefull street Art precinct of industrial size art that is simply outstanding. The largely redundant industrial area support a new network of cafes, galleries and a cottage industry retail revival similar to that experienced Shoreditch London.
Mike Briggs, Dunedin NZ | March 2018