Kaiapoi Skate Bowl Gets a Makeover

Published: 18-May-2018

If you have been out and about in Kaiapoi you may have noticed some striking new artwork in the skate park.  With Creative Communities funding, the Waimakariri Youth Council and local students have been working on graffiti art for the skate bowl.

In response to concerns about unsightly tagging at the relatively new Kaiapoi Skate Park, Waimakariri Youth Council engaged Wongi Wilson a well know Christchurch-based graffiti artist.  They asked Wongi to come and paint part of the Kaiapoi skate bowl, with help from art class students from Kaiapoi High School.

Prior to beginning the project itself, Wongi worked with the young people in a graffiti technique workshop. It was a great afternoon, which the young people really enjoyed and they were able to learn a lot.

Youth Council have appreciated this opportunity to partner with Kaiapoi High School on a project that will improve a local youth facility and thank Kaiapoi- Tuahiwi Community Board and Creative Communities for their support

The artwork looks stunning and it is worth popping down to have a look at the finished result.