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The first street art festival of its kind in New Zealand, Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival captures the diversity of mural painting practice, and what’s new and relevant in global urban culture.
Graffiato's ever-expanding portfolio of over 85 murals brings transformation, wonder and vibrancy to the urban lane ways and streets they inhabit. Even locals continue to find surprises hidden away down these charming back alleys.
Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival is back with a bang in 2022. After last years scaled back Covid-friendly mini festival the artists and oragnisers are more excited than ever to create incredible street artworks over Labour Weekend, 22 to 24 October. Over 3 days, 13 local and national artists will transform 10 locations.More info
The new curator for the 12th year of Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival is arts manager, Olivia Laita.
Equipped with a PhD in Chemistry, Olivia uses logic creatively and holistically to manage art projects and has been doing so for 11 years. Her CV includes project management of the Askew One ‘Wynyard Quarter Silos’, curator manager for the ‘Post-Graffiti Pacific’ exhibitions in Auckland and Sydney and assistant manager for SWIDT’s award winning album ‘Stoneyhunga’.