Organised, curated and held by well known and respected graffiti artist Wongi 'Freak' Wilson and his wife Emma; Style Walls returns to the city once more! Style Walls is a live graffiti art battle established and run in Christchurch, with a focus on finding and developing new talent, and creating the opportunity for the young and emerging artists. Successful entrants are selected through a submission process, and a series of battles sees competitors face off in a head to head battle of style and skill, until only the Style Walls Champion remains.
All paint and materials are supplied and each competitor must create their best work for a chance to proceed to the next round.
Judging is based on 4 criteria: Style, Can Control, Use of Space, and Use of Colour. Judges award a score from 1-5 for each of the criterion, and the competitor with the highest score out of 20, wins.
Style Walls is funded by DTR Crew members through a collaborative collection that encompasses artworks and apparel. Shop for street ready apparel in support of the battle at stylewalls.co.nz.
As part of the original Art Beat line up, we are very excited to welcome back Style Walls as part of the First Thursdays programme! The final to this iconic event will be taking place outside Embassy on Colombo St, with food trucks handy to fuel hunger battlers.