Dunedin doesn’t pretend to be London or New York. You won’t find much in the way of politically satirical street art in the style of Banksy or Obey. But, we do have some fabulously decorated bus shelters which add a unique element to many of Dunedin’s suburbs. Over a period of 15 years, Broad Bay artist John Noakes (who sadly died in 2006) painted murals on 65 bus shelters around Dunedin. Since then, Dunedin artists Daniel Mead and Jemima Pedro have taken up the mantle, painting murals in their own style as well as restoring originals by John Noakes. Thanks DCC for funding this special feature of our city.
Here’s a small selection of them.
Dunedin street art isn’t restricted to bus shelters. Here’s a few more examples.