28 Mar 2013
The winning design for the inaugural Resene Art in the Streets SCAPE Christchurch Mural has been painted in central Christchurch's Re:Start Mall (partly shown above). The design by Rachael Dewhirst - a fourth year student of Fine Arts at Canterbury University - was inspired by her post-earthquake observations of parts of buildings, using playful and optimistic Resene colours to add impact on the surrounding grey, empty landscape. The Resene Art in the Streets SCAPE Christchurch Murals project was created as an extension of the SCAPE Public Art Development Workshops, developed specifically for Christchurch-based visual art students, emerging and mid-career artists.
Photograph by Bridgit Anderson.