This mural is in the ReStart Mall beside Ballantynes.
It was inspired by Terry Chung, a backpacker from Taiwan. He wanted to do something for Christchurch, and over the past year he’s travelled around New Zealand collecting smiley pictures while busking on his ukulele. There are over 1,000 smiles from 19 towns and cities, all intended to cheer us up and let us know that people are still supporting Christchurch.
“Terry has travelled many miles
to bring us all these happy smiles.”