DECKED - On the level

Deck art - 

deck art stems from classic street culture and street art/graffiti and dates back to the early 1920’s with gang cultures in major US cities.


 In the 1970’s, graffiti became a common practice, creating movements through street art and graffiti.

Skateboarding was born at a similar time to street art and graffiti and they both share many of the same characteristics: rebelliousness, creativity, and the street. 

The decks are in the collection of Shane Wood. Many were lost in a storage facility fire - Kilbirnie, Wellington, 2014.