About Bradley Lane Project
Bradley Lane is the name of a once ordinary laneway in Glen Innes, Auckland. In 2013 four artists (Askew One, Benjamin Work, Gary Silipa & Misery) tried to create a festive atmosphere while painting two murals in it over a weekend in spring. They had an idea of returning to the laneway annually to paint more murals and decided to call it the Bradley Lane Project.
The goal was to add more colour in the local community to walls that would otherwise be blank or tagged with graffiti, with the hope of encouraging the positive benefits public art can have.
Bradley Lane Project is now in its seventh year and attracts some of the best artistic talent from around New Zealand, displaying 25 outdoor murals in Bradley Lane and throughout the Glen Innes Town Centre.
The project now comprises three events over three consecutive days: the live painting of outdoor murals, an art exhibition, and artist talks.
An associated volunteer program gives young people the opportunity to assist artists with their murals and provides a valuable learning experience for both.