Waikrakau

54 Artist: Sam Dunlop Year: 2013 “The Friendly Eel”, is an interactive sculpture.  Named after the origional name for the local river.  It is made from a steel frame covered with netting and two concrete plaster coats.  It was made for the 2013 NZ Mural Festival.

River to Sea

53 Artist: Leigh Dylan, Auckland Year: 2013 Medium: Acrylic paint on Ali Panel Size: 19 sq m. Sponsored By: Muraltown Backpackers The River to Sea mural depicts the images of some of the wildlife that inhabits our water ways as the river makes its journey from the Kaimai Ranges, down the Uretara River to the…

It’s Harvest Time

52 Artist: Dan Mills, Mangawhai Year: 2011 Medium: Acrylic on Sign Plzwood Size: 23sq m. Sponsored By: Fenn Family Trust Katikati has always been a place of abundant harvests, with an ideal climate and soil that can make most produce grow. This mural was created to recognise some of the varieties of commercial produce that…

In a Land of Plenty

51 Artist: Alex McLeod, Hamilton Year: 2011 Medium: Acrylic on Sign Plywood Size: 2.8 sq m. The 2011 Mural Contest was won by Alex McLeod for his interpretation of the festival theme of  ’In a Land of  Plenty’. His painting “Aotearoa” was a high angle perceptive of children as observers, perhaps from a gallery or transition places…

St Peters Anglican Church

50 Artist: Peter Nicholson Whitianga Year: 2011 Medium: Acrylic on Sign Plywood Size: 18 sq m. Sponsored By: St Peters Anglican Church, Katikati Open-Air Art Painted on the end of St Peters Anglican Church hall, this mural commemorates events of October 15, 1883 which was to become an auspicious occasion for the Katikati Anglican Community.…

The History of Kiwifruit

49 Artist: Marc Spijkerbosch, Rotorua Year: 2011 Medium: Acrylic on Ali Panel Size: 69 sq m. Sponsored By: Aongatete, KauriPak, Zespi, Mural Town Twilight Concerts, Birchwood, Katikati Lions, WBOPDC, AG First, Western Orchards, Fruitfed This is an extremely large mural, painted in ‘trompe l’oeil’ style, it depicts the history of the kiwifruit industry and some of the leading figures involved in the…

Kindergarten Mural

48 Artist: Julia Blackler, Katikati Year: 2011 Medium: Acrylic on a Panel Size: 2.8 sq m. The mural represents the ‘Education of Sustainability’ and the connection we have with the land and a of love nature. The Kindy’s 4 year children worked with local artist Julia to create a mural that depicts Papatuanuku (Mother Earth)…

Gallaher Family Mural

47 Artist: Renee Te Pairi, Steve Graveson, Dena Hale (a Gallaher descendant) Year: 2010 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 11.5 sq m. Sponsored By: Muraltown Twilight Concerts This mural reminds us of the Gallaher family’s struggles as pioneers and celebrates Dave’s legendary career. Maria Hardy Gallaher, was born in 1844, a true pioneer woman, brought…

The River Was The Road Mural

46 Artist: Chris Finlayson, Golden Bay Year: 2006 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 2.8 sq m This mural was the winning mural at the first New Zealand Mural Contest held in 2006. The theme for the competition was based on the sculpture ‘The River was the Road’, situated outside the Information Centre #23. This mural…

Journeys

45 Artist: Peter Nicholson from Whitianga Year: 2008 Medium: Acrylic on Signboard   This mural was the winner of the 2008 New Zealand Mural festival. The theme for the festival was ‘Journeys’. Peter has captured the theme with an image of the ‘Lady Jocelyn’ sailing ship departing the port in Belfast, Ireland on it’s voyage…