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Waltham Park Graffiti Art Project

22 February 2008

The creative talents of Christchurch’s street artists will this Sunday (24 February) be on display at the King of Kings Graffiti Art Showcase and Competition in Waltham Park.

The competition is an opportunity for the public to watch the artists at work and interact with them as they create their individual graffiti art murals on existing canvases in the park.

From noon to 5pm, Project Legit, in association with Ironlak, presents the King of Kings Graffiti Art Competition. It will showcase the work of a number of street artists who will create a new public mural to be enjoyed by the Waltham community and greater Otautahi area.

Sunday’s competition will feature well-known artists Dcypher, Lurq, Ikarus, Freak, Yikes, Hearse, Arkain, EyeQ, Vope, Bler, Zes, Expres and Spyre. There will prizes for best artwork, viewer’s choice, technical prowess and many others.

Project Legit – a community arts scheme supported by the Christchurch City Council – have coordinated the event, providing the opportunity for local artists to display their creative talents in a positive and public arena.

Project Legit targets young people involved in ‘tagging’ around the Garden City, its course designed to educate young people on the history, theory, ethical and practical aspects of graffiti art and move them towards legal avenues of expressing their art. The Project Legit staff includes a manager, artist/tutor and youth worker.

Project Legit is housed at Floyds Creative Arts Building, 229a Fitzgerald Avenue (Floyds Creative Arts Building), phone 377 3147 or email

If wet, the event will be postponed until the following Sunday (2 March 2008), at the same time.

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