I got to spend a couple days in Wellington last week for work. I also managed to photograph some of the great graffiti in the capital.
I was at first a bit disappointed with the amount of Graffiti. The main graffiti style in NZ is definitely tagging, I personally am not a fan of this style, it is mostly illegible, and taggers often ruin other works by scribbling their tag over them. Tagging in general reminds me of dog who like to pee on poles to leave their mark. I did however spot a couple tags that I liked:
There were also a few great large-format pieces, again these are not my favourite style, bit I like them nonetheless.
There Few a few sticker traders about, but not nearly as many as I expected from Wellington. I really like this for of Street Art, it is not permanent, and something you really have to look for, I love finding an intricate sticker in an obscure location.
And finally my favorite- Stencils. Again I was diappointed with the quanity of stencil artwork, but I managed to find a few, and the few that I did find were awesome.
I also came across a couple funny messages posted: