Category Archives: Paint

Stand Tall

Ghstie, PNS Wainoni, 006 Yikes, Stand Tall, New Regent St, November 2014, 040

The painted giraffe sculptures around the city seem to be popular, these two, by Sean ‘Ghstie’ Duffell at the Wainoni Pak n Save and Yikes in New Regent Street are personal favourites, highlighting two artists with distinctive personal styles and visual vocabularies with backgrounds and continuing graffiti/street practices, but whose work also reaches further…

You can only hope to contain…

The ubiquitous shipping containers around Christchurch have been multi-purpose beasts, from storage to shops, and serving as protective shields they have been the city’s blu-tack in terms of varied use. Their appearance is also suggestive of a network of stationery train carriages parked around the city, devoid of the flashing transience, but still providing a number of surfaces prime for decoration. They have been adorned in a number of ways, often painted or covered as part of commissioned projects to alter their steely facades. But due to their pervasive nature they have also been adopted as canvasses by the uninvited, their surfaces covered in quickly produced names, faces, characters and messages…

LEPSO, Colombo St, 11 Oct 2013 058 JF Bore, Manchester St, near Tuam, 4 Jan 2014 073 KRS JFK, St Asaph Street, Jun 2013, 001 Teeth, Latimer Sq, 4 Jan 2014 002 Various, cc, 4 Aug 2014 064 Power, central cuty, 27 June 2014 050