The red zone house was due to be demolished a week after it was offered up to graffiti artists, to breath new life into it in its final days. Located on Cranford St, St Albans the house was completely saturated in artworks covering the entire interior, and exterior of the house.
The collaborative mural was completed by Wongi, Ikarus and Yikes, and attracted a lot of attention with over 25,000 visitors touring the house 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 would like to know how you can contribute to their new home please visit: http://www.homeandfamily.net.nz/our-house/
DTR's fourth full production on Embassy in Colombo St, was painted as part of the inaugural First Thursdays Chch.
First Thursdays Chch
The large scale calligraffiti mural honours Spanish-heritage victim Christian Carazo Chandler, son of restaurateur Pedro Carazo. The poem 'El Tiempo' is by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936). Both the Spanish architectural design in New Regent Street and the Spanish poem have inspired the calligraffiti style mural. The mural is on the back of New Regent Street on Gloucester Street and is now covered by a newly erected building.