They are all street artists.
Well, it's here again in 2016 - and if I understood correctly, this is going to be an annual event for at least the next five years and the venue at the YMCA is to be set up as a permanent home for street art displays. Great news.
Below are some of the artworks at the YMCA this year.
As well, there are new street arts on various walls in the CBD. I haven't had the chance to bike around and view these yet, but I will - and soon.
As new ones are painted, others will disappear as new buildings are erected in rebuild of the city. Maybe in another 100 years - as happened after the earthquake a couple of years ago - these new buildings will be demolished and future generations will discover these artworks. I'll post the new ones in due course.
The first artwork you come to is a 3D display on clear perspex - ~4-5 layers of it. You zig zag your way through these layers and come to the front - to the right you see the top image (above), to the left you see the lower image (above).
But...... if you carefully align yourself, you see this (below). Very clever!!
Other artworks ..............
There is one artist (a local - maybe Canterbury) whom I feel is worthy of mentioning. His work is on display year after year. Milton Springsteen - obviously his art name, but the way he takes examples of well known art and reproduces them with a twist is clever. Three examples are scattered in the above group.