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Parnell Year of the Rat - Street Art Exhibition

Rat Art 2020
27 Jan 2020 to 16 Feb 2020
7am - 9pm
Year of the Rat shimmies onto a Parnell footpath or wall near you. ‘Star’ is ‘Rats’ spelled backwards and in Parnell this Chinese New Year, the Rat is definitely the star of the show!
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
Parnell, Auckland
2 York Street, Parnell


Parnell is once again celebrating Chinese New Year in 2020 to raise money for Starship – National Air Ambulance.

In a Parnell first – the suburb will be Street bombed with ‘Rat Art’ and you’ll have the chance to purchase limited edition prints of these one-off public works by some of New Zealand’s most famous street artists, online. Including work from Otis Frizzell, Flox, Mike Weston, Paul Walsh, Jeremy Shirley and Erika Pearce to name a few!

During the Chinese New Year period, starting on Monday 27 January, the Parnell Business Association will let you know via Facebook, where ‘Street Rat public art’ is popping up near some of Parnell’s most loved spots.

A new day, a new ‘rat spot’. We encourage you to follow the daily clues provided on social media, find the street rats, and post your ‘rat finds’ to be in to win a daily prize up for grabs.

Of course, once you’ve done that, you’ll no doubt want to get back to your computer and buy your favourite Rat Art online in the form of limited-edition digital prints!

All Street Art will be available to purchase online at https://shopparnell.net.nz/parnell-year-of-the-rat/

There are only 21 editions available of each 'Street Art Rat’ so if you wait too long to buy your favourite you may miss out...

See you around Parnell hunting for our street rats.

Parnell Year of the Rat Roll Out: 
27 Jan - 16 Feb 2020.