The condemned house was offered to graffiti artists 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 suburban house attracted over 25,000 visitors until it was demolished.
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, with the positive effects benefiting the entire community. If you're interested in finding out more about their new home or how you could contribute, please visit: http://www.homeandfamily.net.nz/our-house/
Whare & Whanau
Home & Family
2012 - 2013
The billboard production was painted in collaboration with Ikarus DTR, as part of the summer Art Beat programme.
The paintings hung overlooking the Re:Start Mall for the majority of 2013.
The calligraffiti inspired mural honours Canterbury Earthquake victim Christian Carazo Chandler. The poem 'El Tiempo' by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) is featured in the mural, and represents the family's Spanish-heritage, and the Spanish architectural design next door in New Regent Street. The large scale mural is painted at 157 Gloucester St and can just be seen from behind a newly constructed building.
The mural was commissioned by Elise van Bentem for Poetica