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…

Windows of Opportunity

69 Artist: Kerry and Jack Nicholson Year: 2017 Winner of the NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival 2017.  The future of mankind will be made by our children.  100 children given the same opportunity will come up with 100 different paths that they alone must travel.  A child looking at the night sky may wonder…

Jurassic Paradise

68 Artist: Shane Walker, Mount Maunganui Year: 2017 The 2015 NZ Mural Contest was won by Shane Walker, this is his interpretation of the theme “Nga Taonga o Aotearoa – The Natural Treasure of New Zealand” .  Shane grew up in the Coromandel where he was influenced by its landscapes and all its inhabitants.  Part…

Kanohi Kitea – The Face of Many

67 Artist: Graham Hoete, Mr G, Tauranga Year: 2017 This mural was painted by Graham Hoete, known as Mr G.  It depicts local Taonga (treasure) Mable Wharekawa-Burt who was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009 for her service to performing arts and the community.  This mural is part of a…

Spirit of ANZAC

66 Artist: Todd Uttinger Poet: Mike Subritzky Artist: Steve Graveson, Waihi Year: 2016 As part of the communities WW1 celebrations this installation is based around the poem of Mike Subritzky, New Zealands leading war poet and Katikati born. He is the first New Zealand poet to have his war poetry read at Westminster Abbey (2004, by…

Gone Potty

65 Artist: Birgitt Shannon, Katikati Sculptor: Dennis Walter, Katikati Year: 2015 / 2016 These two large pots were offered to Katikati Open-Air Art to use as a base for an artwork by the Katikati BNZ Bank. During the 2015 New Zealand Mural & Art Festival, Birgitt Shannon was commissioned to decorate the pots in the…

George Vesey Stewart

64 Artist: Shane Walker Year: 2016 Shane was asked to paint a replacement for the original George Vesey Stewart (GVS) mural due to its wear and tear.  In Shane’s interpretation of the mural he has added the map to show the distance that George travelled.   This is a repaint of the original mural of…

Grass Roots

62 Artist: Jonathan Grange Year: 2016 This mural can be found on the outskirts of the CBD on Middlebrook Drive and it depicts the history of dairying in Katikati over 140 years.  Milk trucks and tankers through the decades are the feature of this mural.  While researching the history of the dairy industry in Katikati…

Helping Grow the country

61 Artist: Steve Graveson, Waihi Year: 2015 Medium: Vinyl print of Acrylic canvas In 2015 PGG Wrightsons moved their store to the Fruitfed site on Marshall Road. To help celebrate this relocation, a set of 3 panels were commissioned to be mounted on the road frontage. The three panels identify the three main areas the…

Cherry Court

60 Cherry Tree: Marcel Zwezerijnen “Pole Squatters” and concept design: Pat Williams Seats: The Katikati Mens Shed Part of the Council Town Centre Plan was the upgrade of Cherry Court, it was a joint venture project between a number of groups.  The highlight of the area is the “Cherry Tree” and the “Pole Squatters”