A Krd Street Art Festival.
Karangahape Road is a long time home to art and cultural activity
that doesn’t fit iamongst the typical mainstream vernacular.
It abounds with mythical figures and local legend from across multiple
generations. It is an area of Auckland that is fighting to retain all that is
good about grit and grime, to celebrate the eccentric and erroneous.
All the while ensuring that it remains a relevant and vital creative
community that is recognised for its value as a rich depository of
cultural artefact and activity.
All Fresco is both a response to the traditions of Krd, and to the
paucity of street art in the Krd district. The character of a community
is reflected in many things including the evidence of an engaged and
ongoing public dialogue. And in an area noted for it’s character,
a distinct lack of sites hosting relevant and revolving street art is
something to be addressed.
The value of this event isn’t just in the opportunity it provides to
artists, or even the spectacle and experience it offers spectators.
It’s in re-establishing and re-affirming the qualities of a part of our
city that makes it the most well know, most notorious and fabled
strip in the country.