2017 Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival

2017 Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival is New Zealand’s premier street art festival featuring award-winning New Zealand and international artists.

Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival 
20 - 23 October 2017
Taupo town centre

The Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival kicks off on Friday 20 October with a one of a kind mixed media collaboration and evening with the artists at the Taupo Museum. Festival artists will each have 10 minutes to contribute their design to an ‘Exquisite Corpse’, and five artworks will be auctioned off on the night. The evening is open to the public and drinks and nibbles will be provided.

From Saturday morning, visitors will have the opportunity to watch artists at work as they create their large-scale street artworks in Taupo over the three days. Visitors can pick up a walking map, chat to the artists, and discover the other pieces around the town centre created at prior festivals. 

A strong female lineup is among the talent secured for the 7th annual Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival. Established artist Erin Forsyth, muralist Mica Still and type-designer Kelly Spencer are among the headline artists attending the festival in October. Find out more about this year's line-up here.

While festivals of this nature now feature around the country, the 120 or so pieces created over the years in Taupo, as part of Graffiato, represents the widest ranging and most comprehensive survey of New Zealand artists working in this field. 

2017 Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival Artists

Melinda Butt
Auckland, New Zealand

Kelly Spencer
Wellington, New Zealand

Mica Still
Wellington, New Zealand

Natasha Vanmeulan
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christie Wright
Napier, New Zealand

Numa Mackenzie

Gasp/Liam Hindley
Auckland, New Zealand

Adore/Emily Gardner
Auckland, New Zealand

Erin Forsyth
Auckland, New Zealand

Tane Lawless
Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo Street Art works

Take a stroll around Taupo town centre and check out some of the stunning art works from previous festivals. View or download the 2016 Graffiato Street Art Trail Map here. 

The 2016 Graffiato artists included Cracked Ink, Eno, Gina Kiel, Mica Still, Sean Duffell, Siren, Tane, TECHS, TrustMe, Xoë Hall and Mr Qin. 

Trail Map

Check out amazing street art pieces on this Graffiato trail map

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