Check out the graffiti
The annual Graffiato Street Art Festival was in Taupo¯ again over Labour Weekend with a group of predominantly female artists bringing colour and new life to walls around the Taupo¯ town centre. VIV NEEDHAM captured some of the new artworks as the works progressed.
AFTER: The finished piece brightens up two town centre walls, below.
AFTER: The finished artwork has given the back of the bank a real lift, right.
AFTER: The shop wall has been strikingly transformed, left.
BEFORE: Under Erin Forsyth's brush, a pair of feet take shape on the wall behind Shirley's Shoes, left.
BEFORE: Christie Wright prepares to liven up the wall at the back of Taupo¯ 's BNZ, above.
BEFORE: Tane Lawless prepares to begin his large-scale painting of a karearea (New Zealand falcon) on the wall of the Taupo¯ Pet Shop. above.