“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
Coming home after being away for so many years brings both excitement and anxiety. Jon and I had recently moved (back) to New Zealand. It’s a bit earlier than when he thought he’d be back but our circumstances led us to this new path. The interesting part, we’re back in his hometown, Dunedin – a place he hasn’t lived in for years. It’s easy to explore new places in your own country but how do you find new ways to love a city you’ve known all your life? Two words – Street Art.
Contrary to the gloomy, grey skies that Jon dreads about Dunedin, bright, sunny skies welcomed us during our first week in Dunedin. It was the perfect time to explore the Street Art Trail in Dunedin.
Dunedin Street Art Trail
The Dunedin Street Art Trail is one of the city’s latest attractions. Located in the Warehouse Precinct and adjoining areas of Dunedin, the street art trail consists of over 25 (and growing) street art masterpieces made by world-renowned artists and talented locals. One of the best things I love about Dunedin is its outstanding heritage buildings — the world-class street art really adds a flair to the city!
Read more about Dunedin’s Street Art Trail in their official website: http://dunedinstreetart.com/
You can wander aimlessly along the Warehouse District and uncover hidden art along the way or you can grab a map of the Dunedin Street Art trail from the visitor’s center at the Octagon and discover as many as you can. We did a bit of both. From massive walls of car parks to hidden alleyways, a stroll along the street art trail of Dunedin was a truly incredible way to see the city. You walk past so many sights along the way too.
I can’t imagine the thoughts of nostalgia in his head as we walked familiar areas he’s known since he was younger. But I was glad to be there, to see the streets and alleyways of Dunedin be brought to new light with the street art trail.
Here are some of the art works we saw along the Dunedin street art trail:
Pixel Pancho (Italy) located in Jetty Street
DALeast (China) located in Stafford Street
Phlegm (UK) and Pixel Pancho (Italy) located in Stafford Street
Phlegm (UK) located in Vogel Street
Phlegm (UK) located in Manse Street
Be Free (Australia) located in Police Street
Fintan Magee (Australia) located in Rattray Street
Etam Cru (Poland) located in Broadway
Roa (Belgium) located on Bath Street
Phlegm (UK) located in Moray Place
Natalia Rak (Poland) located in Liverpool Street
Are you planning to do a DIY tour of the Dunedin Street Art trail? You can download the street art trail map from Dunedin NZ here.
Latest news and updates about the street art scene in Dunedin are available on the Dunedin Street Art Facebook Page here.
Interested in discovering more street art around the world? Check out Google’s Street Art Project.
Have you seen Dunedin’s Street Art? Have you been to any street art trail in other parts of the world? Let us know.
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