SIDE BY SIDE TOGETHER

78 Sculptor: Peter Cramond, Papamoa Year: 2019 The winning sculpture from the 2019 NZ Mural & Sculpture Contest. Peter shows how birds support each other as they navigate their paths across the planet. The planet and humanity needs help, we need to change our thinking, from individual bubbles to working side by side, together.  …

TE WAO TAPU NUI O TANE MAHUTA

76 Artist: Shane Walker,  Mount Maunganui Year: 2019 This mural was joint project between Katikati Open Air Art and the Department of Conservation (DOC). It was produced to highlight the story of the Kauri tree, its importance to the Katikati community and encourage us to help protect the trees from the destructive disease, ‘Kauri Dieback’…

Swing Bridge

75 Artist: Marc & Debbie Spijkerbosch,  Rotorua Year: 2018 With the opening of the new ‘Arts Junction’ building in the old library / Information Centre, Marc and Debbie were commissioned to produce a ‘trompe l’oeil’ image of Katikati on the floor of the entrance way, welcoming you into the new arts and information centre.

Swing Bridge

75 Artist: Marc & Debbie Spijkerbosch,  Rotorua Commissioned: 2018 With the opening of the new ‘Arts Junction’ building in the old library / Information Centre, Marc and Debbie were commissioned to produce a ‘trompe l’oeil’ image of Katikati on the floor of the entrance way, welcoming you into the new arts and information centre

Tamawhariua

63 Carver: James Tapeata Medium: Traditional Maori Carving Commissioned: 2016   A joint project between the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Katikati Open-Air Art. This traditional carving is called a ‘Pou whenua’ – a vertical land post much like a totem pole – it tells a story. The main figure depicted is Tamawhariua…

The Bullock Team

74 Artist: Crystal Barbre Year: 2019 The Wharawhara catchment, just south of Katikati, was the southern limit of kauri logging in New Zealand. Bullocks were used to haul kauri logs across the Kaimai Range in the first decade of the twentieth century, notably on Cashmore’s Clearing, a plateau near the summit of the Kaimai behind…

Hold On Tight

73 Artist: Marcel Zwezerynen Year: 2017 This was an entry in the NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival 2017 where the theme was “The future is our Children”. As we skip and trudge through life.  Just remember all previous generations that have shaped the way we live and act.  The earth is our spaceship, the…

Maybe If We Close Our Eyes, It Will All Go Away

72 Artist: Chris Pointon Year: 2017 This piece was an entry in the 2017 NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival Sculpture Competition, the theme for the festival was “Children are our Future”. These “pillars of society” have ignored the growing environmental and social issues confronting our society.  Battered relics of the past, they represent flawed old…

The Future Is Our Children

71 Artist: Shane Walker Year: 2017 Shane entered this mural in the 2017 NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival.  Fortunately it was purchased and donated back to the community so we are thrilled to have it in our collection. Arming the future generation with knowledge.  This mural depicts a child about to enter the future…

The Future Laid in the Past

70 Artist: John Ferguson Year: 2017 Winner of the themed sculpture competition from the NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival 2017.  The theme was “Children are our future”. The title says it all.   Recycled farm and orchard implements, treasures of the past generations are thoughtfully laid down to form and support a future generation.  The…