Life imitates art in Bond St

Photo: Stephen Jaquiery.
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery.
Two international artists have made an addition to Dunedin’s growing street art collection.

Artists Caratoes and Young Jarus painted the artwork down an alleyway in Bond St during a brief trip to Dunedin in the past fortnight, and yesterday drew the attention of passerby Stephanie Hinton.

Dunedin Street Art Trust chairman Scott Muir said the arrangement came together spontaneously after the artists reached out during a trip to New Zealand.

The pair, from Belgium and Canada respectively, completed the artwork in four days after seeing the wall about two weeks ago and then jaunting throughout the South Island in three days.

After driving throughout the night back to Dunedin, the pair began work on January 14 and completed it on Monday last week.

"We are absolutely rapt," Mr Muir said.

"The generosity of the two street artists was great ... they donated a significant amount of their time."

The pair’s artwork is visible on walls throughout the world from Canada and the US to Hong Kong.

"Between them they have 50,000 followers on Instagram."

Mr Muir said the building’s owner was also pleased with the finished product.

"This is the only piece they did in New Zealand," he said.

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