The wall speaks when it comes to wall art Auckland. Street art will never be denied. Whether it’s graffiti or a mural commissioned by city council, organic art works are simply growing like mushrooms.
It can be an eyesore at times. But as the saying goes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The blossoming of street art owes itself to the growing movement against gentrification.
The people only want to assert their identity and belongingness. Nobody wants streets that look identical. It’s so easy to get lost under these conditions.
There is a need to balance the old with the new, or for that matter, progress with tradition. And when it comes to this, the European experience is instructive. If we don’t take steps to preserve vestiges of our collective identity, who will? And this have better be now, before it’s too late.