The red zone house was offered to graffiti artists to give it a new life in its final days. Due to be demolished a week later, the Cranford St house was completely saturated in artworks covering the entire interior, and exterior of the building.
The collaborative mural was completed by Wongi, Ikarus and Yikes, and attracted over 25,000 visitors during the week.
DTR Crew Collaboration
This artwork was commissioned by Home & Family to raise awareness for the refurbishment of a grade-one heritage building, set to become the organisations new home after losing their premises in the Canterbury quakes.
Home & Family traces its roots back to Christchurch in 1898 when it was established as the Society for the Protection of Women and Children. Over 100 years later, Home & Family continues to offer essential services to families and children. The positive effects benefit the entire community, and if you're interested in contributing to their new home please visit: http://www.homeandfamily.net.nz/our-house/
DTR's fourth full production on Embassy, Colombo St, painted as part of the inaugural First Thursdays Chch.
First Thursdays Chch
The calligraffiti inspired mural honours Canterbury Earthquake victim Christian Carazo Chandler, son of restaurateur Pedro Carazo. The poem 'El Tiempo' by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) features in the mural, representing the family's Spanish-heritage and the Spanish architectural design in New Regent Street. The large scale mural is painted on the back of New Regent St on a site left baron by the quakes, and is now hidden from plain site by a newly constructed building on Gloucester St.