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Christchurch is a street art capital!

Christchurch is one of Lonely Planet's street art capitals of the world!

The city is ranked alongside New York, Barcelona, Berlin and London as one of the street art capitals of the world in the Lonely Planet book.

The book states Christchurch has a rich street art scene and says it is partly as result of the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. "The contemporary street art scene was born out of tragedy.. Street art has become a vital part of the energy of the rejuvenated city."

The book's author, Ed Bartlett, writes in that Christchurch is one of 39 key cities in the world to experience street art, and that the book is intended as a starting point to your journey. Highlighting a selection of some of the key cities around the world to experience street art today, and providing guides to each city's street-art hotspots to enable you to explore further."

Check out some of Christchurch's amazing street art below on the map!


  1. 1

    Academy of Combat - Street Art Sydenham

    458 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  2. 2

    Adnate Mural on Kilmore Street - Street Art

    142 Kilmore Street, Central City

  3. 3

    Alpha 1 - Street Art Sydenham

    15 Lawson Street, Sydenham

  4. 4

    Alpha Carrot - Leeds Steet - Street Art

    23 Leeds Street, Central City

  5. 5

    Anthony Lister - Street Art

    203 Cashel Street, Central City

  6. 6

    Askew - Street Art

    500 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  7. 7

    Back of Pier Hawke Street - Street Art

    Hawke Street, New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  8. 8

    Beastman - Street Art

    363 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  9. 9

    Benjamin Work - Tuaikaepau - Street Art

    448 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  10. 10

    Berst - Street Art

    Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street, Central City

  11. 11

    Berst - Street Art Sydenham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  12. 12

    Birds by Nick Lowry - Street Art

    190 Durham Street, Central City

  13. 13

    Birds of Paradise - Street Art Sydenham

    450 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  14. 14

    Black & White Coffee Cartel - High Street

    169 High Street, Central City

  15. 15

    Black & White Coffee Cartel - Lichfield Street

    150 Lichfield Street, Central City

  16. 16

    Black & White Coffee Cartel - Victoria Street

    83 Victoria Street, Central City

  17. 17

    Blue Wall - Street Art

    96 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  18. 18

    Blue Wall Mix - Street Art

  19. 19

    Blue Wall Mix Grafitti - Street Art

  20. 20

    Bridget Allen Port Hills Street Art

  21. 21

    Brougham Antigua Streets - Street Art

    Cnr Brougham & Antigua Streets, Addington

  22. 22

    Burger Fuel Sydenham - Street Art

    Cnr Walton & Colombo Streets, Sydenham

  23. 23

    Cabbage Trees - Street Art

    101 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  24. 24

    Captain Kris - Street Art Sydenham

    451 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  25. 25

    Cashel Street Mural - Street Art

    142 Cashel Street, Central City

  26. 26

    Chorus Street Art - Anne McDonald [Pug] - Street Art

    152 Pages Road, Wainoni

  27. 27

    Chorus Street Art - Anne McDonald [Sun over the Ranges] - Street Art

    140 Ensors Road, Linwood

  28. 28

    Chorus Street Art - Anne McDonald [Sunset] - Street Art

     123 Kerrs Road, Avonside

  29. 29

    Chorus Street Art - Anne McDonald [Wolf Dog] - Street Art

    Corner of Hewitts and Carlton Mill roads, Merivale

  30. 30

    Chorus Street Art - Bruce Greig [Strange Creatures]

    Burwood

  31. 31

    Chorus Street Art - Jacob Root [MJ&EP]

    Gayhurst Road, Dallington

  32. 32

    Christchurch - Street Art

    82 Main South Road, Riccarton

  33. 33

    City of Light - Porta, Richard "Pops" Baker - Street Art

    101 Beresford Street, New Brighton

  34. 34

    Clouds - Southwark - Street Art

    Southwark Street, Central City

  35. 35

    Container - Street Art Sydenham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  36. 36

    DayLight Robbers - Street Art

    Cnr Lichfield & Manchester Streets, Central City

  37. 37

    Dcypher - Avanti Bike Shop - Street Art

    598 St Asaph Street, Central City

  38. 38

    Dcypher - Carlyle Street - Street Art

    45 Carlyle Street, Sydenham

  39. 39

    Dcypher - Street Art

    Cnr Antigua & Halkett Streets, Central City

  40. 40

    Dcypher - Waltham - Street Art

    239 Waltham Road, Waltham

  41. 41

    Dcypher Elizabeth Street - Street Art

    73 Elizabeth Street, Riccarton 

  42. 42

    Dcypher, Waltham Railway - Street Art

    Cnr Gasson & Carlyle Streets, Waltham

  43. 43

    Deow - Street Art

    116 Buchan Street, Sydenham

  44. 44

    Dfire Slepr - Street Art

    50 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  45. 45

    Dight House - Street Art

    21 Disraeli Street, Central City

  46. 46

    Distinction Hotel - Street Art I

    Cathedral Square, Central City

  47. 47

    Distinction Hotel - Street Art II

    Cathedral Square, Central City

  48. 48

    Distranged Design - Street Art

    376 Wilsons Road, Waltham

  49. 49

    Diva - Street Art Sydenham

    366 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  50. 50

    Dove - Southwark Street Art

    7 Southwark Street, Central City

  51. 51

    Dove MDC - Street Art

    114 Seaview Road, New Brighton

  52. 52

    Dove Street Art - Cashel Street 2

    234 Cashel Street, Central City

  53. 53

    Dove Street Art - Madras Street

    167 Madras Street, Central Ctiy

  54. 54

    Dream It - The Cuban - Street Art

    236 St Asaph Street, Central City

  55. 55

    Dream It Elephant - Street Art

    152 Lichfield Street, Central City

  56. 56

    Drypnz - Street Art

    167 Lichfield Street, Central City

  57. 57

    DSR - Street Art

    116 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  58. 58

    Elephants - Owen Dipple - Street Art

    105 Manchester Street, Central City

  59. 59

    Elliot Frances Stewart - Street Art

    Corner of Southwark and Madras streets, Central City

  60. 60

    Eno - Street Art

    363 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  61. 61

    Everyone Needs to Pee - Street Art

    179 Shaw Ave, New Brighton

  62. 62

    Ezra - Street Art

    20 Bath Street, Central City

  63. 63

    Faces - Street Art

    30 Fitzgerald Ave, Central City

  64. 64

    Fantails - Street Art

    104 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  65. 65

    Feelin' the Feelin' - Richard "Pops" Baker - Street Art

    15 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  66. 66

    Fingers Wongi & Wilson - Street Art

    Carnaby Lane, New Brighton

  67. 67

    Flamingos - Street Art Sydenham

    366C Colombo Street, Sydenham

  68. 68

    Flox - Welles Street - Street Art

    Welles Street, opposite Bootleg BBQ, Central City

  69. 69

    Gary Silipa - Street Art

    236 Cashel Street, Central City

  70. 70

    Ghstie aka Sean Duffell - Street Art

    12 Hereford Street, Central City

  71. 71

    Grace Waitaha - Street Art

    Press Lane, 148 Gloucester Street, Central City

  72. 72

    Grafitti Wall - Street Art

    66 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  73. 73

    Grafitti Wall, 2 Seaview Road - Street Art

    114 Seaview Road, New Brighton

  74. 74

    Grafitti Wall, Seaview Road - Street Art

    114 Seaview Road, New Brighton

  75. 75

    Grafitti Walls New Brighton - Street Art

    Cnr Hawke Street & Shaw Ave, New Brighton

  76. 76

    Green Cap - Street Art

    115 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  77. 77

    Hamburger - Street Art

    185 Shaw Ave, New Brighton

  78. 78

    Hand Street Art

    London Street, Lyttelton

  79. 79

    Hawkes - Street Art Sydenham

    458 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  80. 80

    Hitnes - Street Art

    116 St Asaph Street, Central City

  81. 81

    Hugh Wilson - Street Art

    Container Mall, Cashel Street, Central City

  82. 82

    Ikarus - Barbadoes Street - Street Art

    262 Barbadoes Street, Central City

  83. 83

    Ikarus - New Brighton Mall - Street Art

    101 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  84. 84

    Ikarus - Street Art

    207 Tuam Street, Central City

  85. 85

    Ikarus - Waipuna - Street Art

    349 Woodham Road, Linwood

  86. 86

    Ikarus - Westpac Lane - Street Art

    Westpac Lane, off Hereford Street, Central City

  87. 87

    Ikarus DTR - Street Art Sydenham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  88. 88

    Jacob Yikes - 112 Manchester Street - Street Art

    112 Manchester Street, Central City

  89. 89

    Jacob Yikes - Street Art, Washington Way

    3 Washington Way, Waltham

  90. 90

    Jacob Yikes - Sydenham Street Art

    462 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  91. 91

    Jacob Yikes - Worcester Boulevard Street Art

    Car park building, Worcester Boulevard/Cathedral Square, Central City

  92. 92

    Jacob Yikes DTR - High Street - Street Art

    198 High Street, Christchurch

  93. 93

    Jacob Yikes DTR FAT - Manchester Street - Street Art

    205 Manchester Street, Central City

  94. 94

    Jakob Yikes - 44 Welles Street - Street Art

    44 Welles Street, Central City

  95. 95

    Joel Hart - Street Art

    Southwark Street, Central City

  96. 96

    Joel Hart - Street Art in New Brighton

    62 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  97. 97

    Joel Hart - Street Art Sydenham

    366 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  98. 98

    Jribl - Street Art

    124 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  99. 99

    JUNGLE - Street Art

    50 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  100. 100

    Kaleidoscopic Nights Street Art

    Cashel Mall (opposite Plymouth Lane), Central City

  101. 101

    Lichfield Courtyard - Street Art

    152 Lichfield Street, Central City

  102. 102

    Live to Dance - Street Art Sydenham

    Cnr Stanley & Colombo Streets, Sydenham

  103. 103

    Love - Street Art Sydenham

    458 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  104. 104

    Lyttelton Park - Street Art

    Oxford Street, Lyttelton

  105. 105

    Mark Catley - Street Art

    2 Gamblins Road, St Martins

  106. 106

    Mayonaize - Fitzgerald Ave - Street Art

    30 Fitzgerald Ave, Central City

  107. 107

    Mica Still - Street Art

    462 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  108. 108

    Mica Still - Wolves - Street Art Sydenham

    462 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  109. 109

    Misery - Street Art Sydenham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  110. 110

    Mountains & Sea - Street Art

    34 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  111. 111

    Mr Carrot Boy Dove - Pages Road - Street Art

    Cnr Pages & Breezes Roads, Aranui

  112. 112

    Mural - Street Art

    458 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  113. 113

    Murals - Street Art Sydenham

    53 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  114. 114

    Music Notes - Manchester Street Art

    129 Manchester Street, Central City

  115. 115

    My Life is so much more interesting - Richard Baker - Street Art

    29 Allen Street, Central City

  116. 116

    Name Name 3, Wilsons Road - Street Art

    350 Wilsons Road, Waltham

  117. 117

    New Brighton Toilet Block - Street Art

    179 Shaw Ave, New Brighton

  118. 118

    Nick Cave & His Bad Seed - Street Art

    50 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  119. 119

    No Name - Blue Lady - Street Art

    186 Shaw Ave, New Brighton

  120. 120

    No Name - Street Art Sydenham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  121. 121

    No Name - Wicked Campers - Street Art

    131 Ferry Road, Waltham

  122. 122

    No Name - Wicked Campers - Street Art

    131 Ferry Road, Waltham

  123. 123

    No Name 1 - Gasson Street - Street Art

    Cnr Gasson & Carlyle Streets, Waltham

  124. 124

    No Name 1 - Street Art Sydenham

    458 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  125. 125

    No Name 1 Street Art - 6 Pilgrim Place

    6 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham

  126. 126

    No Name 1, Waltham Park - Street Art

    30 Waltham Road, Waltham

  127. 127

    No Name 1, Wilsons Road - Street Art

    350 Wilsons Road, Waltham

  128. 128

    No Name 2 - Street Art Sydneham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  129. 129

    No Name 2 Street Art - Pilgrim Place

    6 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham

  130. 130

    No Name 2, Waltham Road - Street Art

    30 Waltham Road, Waltham

  131. 131

    No Name 2, Wilsons Road - Street Art

    350 Waltham Road, Waltham

  132. 132

    No Name 3 Street Art- Pilgrim Place

    6 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham

  133. 133

    No Name 3, Waltham Road - Street Art

    30 Waltham Road, Waltham

  134. 134

    No Name 4 - Street Art Sydenham

    458 Colombo Street, Sydenham

  135. 135

    No Name 4 Street Art - Pilgrim Place

    6 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham

  136. 136

    No Name 4, Waltham Road - Street Art

    30 Waltham Road, Waltham

  137. 137

    No Name 4, Wilsons Road - Street Art

    50 Wilsons Road, Waltham

  138. 138

    No Name 5 - Street Art Sydenham

    55 Battersea Street, Sydenham

  139. 139

    No Name 5 Wilsons Road - Street Art

    366 Wilsons Road, Waltham

  140. 140

    No Name 6, Wilsons Road - Street Art

    350 Wilsons Road, Waltham

  141. 141

    No Name Ladies Face - Street Art

    91 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  142. 142

    No Name Unicorn - Street Art

    73 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  143. 143

    No Name, New Brighton - Street Art

    101 Seaview Road, New Brighton

  144. 144

    No Place Like Home Street Art - by Flox

    Plymouth Lane, Central City

  145. 145

    No! - Tony Fomison - Street Art

    199 High Street, Central City

  146. 146

    Numskull - Street Art

    Cnr Tuam & Colombo Streets, Central City

  147. 147

    Organic Matters Street Art

    Lichfield St, Justice Precinct, Central City

  148. 148

    Otautahi Street Art

    126 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  149. 149

    PEEP Trust - Street Art

    116 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton

  150. 150

    Peep Trust - Street Art

    114 Seaview Road, New Brighton