Arty Party

Arty Party

One of the biggest perks of living in a city is its proximity to cultural institutions. If you live within walking (or cycling) distance to a museum, art gallery, a theatre and a art house cinema, consider yourself lucky. In Toronto, we lived on the same street as the Art Gallery of Ontario. Now in Christchurch, [...]

Beyond the Rubble

Beyond the Rubble

In Toronto, I was all about finding interesting walls, often returning to Graffiti Alley for inspiration. Street art in Christchurch has become somewhat of a symbol and has come to represent the city in more ways than anyone could've ever imagined. Constantly changing, I'm delighted whenever a new piece or installation crops up. As an integral [...]

Christchurch Creatives: SPECTRUM

Christchurch Creatives: SPECTRUM

While graffiti and street art have a bad reputation, they also have the power to transform cities and neighbourhoods, expose social woes, start important discussions, and bring art to the masses. The likes of Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Shepard Fairey have challenged our idea of what constitutes street art. Why should art be reserved for galleries and [...]

Artsy Fartsy

I'd like to take a moment to gush about Toronto's art and gallery scene. Of course, there are the major galleries AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and the ROM, (Royal Ontario Museum) but as Nick and I recently discovered  - there are literally galleries on every street corner. Independent galleries line Dundas and Queen West. [...]