Graffiato: Taupō Street Art

The Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival brings together some of the world’s best street artists over Labour weekend every year to transform the town’s walls.

The first street art festival of its kind in New Zealand, Graffiato captures the diversity of mural painting practice in New Zealand, and what’s new and relevant in global urban culture.

Graffiato’s ever-expanding portfolio of over 80 murals brings transformation, wonder and vibrancy to the urban laneways and streets they inhabit. Even locals continue to find surprises hidden away down these charming back alleys.

While festivals of this nature now feature around the country, the 120 or so pieces created over the years in Taupo, as part of Graffiato, represents the widest ranging and most comprehensive survey of New Zealand artists working in this field.

"No other city has such a rich collection of walls where you can see the breadth of talent and vision that resides within our country."

Ross Liew, curator of Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival

Grab a coffee, wander off the main streets into the many hidden laneways, and discover this rich collection of works for yourself – but keep your eyes up as there are many more surprises around each corner! Download the Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Walking Map here.


2018 Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival Artists


A vibrant mix of local Taupō talent and prominent New Zealand and Australian artists took part in the 8th annual Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival held in Taupō’s town centre over Labour Weekend. Download the 2018 Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival Walking Tour Map and check out the new works created by these artists.

Natasha Vermeulen
Auckland, New Zealand

Gasp / Liam Hindley
Auckland, New Zealand

Holy Rocck
Wellington, New Zealand

Freak / Wongi Wilson
Christchurch, New Zealand

Handbrake / Hans Bruechle
Perth, Australia

Puna Loughlin
Taupō, New Zealand

FLWLSS / Tane Lawless
Taupō, New Zealand

Palmerston North, New Zealand

Taupō, New Zealand

Clifton Mulholland
Wellington, New Zealand

Download the 2018 Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival Walking Tour Map here. 

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