Dave Hume Pool Mural

59 Artist: Shane Walker Year: 2015 This was a joint venture project with the Western Bay Of Plenty District Council, Katikati Open-Air Art and the Dave Hume Pool Trust.  It was created to brighten up the walls of the local swimming pool complex.  The butterfly swimmer is local athlete Libby Bradley, a national champion at…

The Face Of Culture

58 Artist: Various Artists Year: 2013 This was the Mural Festival project in 2013.  The idea is based on a pixilated picture.  The nearly 400 budding artists of all ages painted their small squares to a pre-set design.  This was then very carefully assembled in 2015 to make the four faces of culture.

Lady Jocelyn

56 Artist: Sam Dunlop   This is a stainless steel sculpture which helps us remember the sailing ships that brought the first Irish settlers to Katikati in 1875.  Also for many years the only form of transport to and from Katikati was by sailing ship; the river was the only road.  The White family donated…

Cultural Encounters

55 Artist: Renee Te Pairi Year: 2013 The 2013 NZ Mural Contest was won by Renee Te Pairi, with her interpretation of the theme “Cultural Encounters”.  She uses her love of stamps as little works of art to highlight the classic kiwi road trip, showcasing New Zealand’s culture and kiwiana.

Wairakau

54 Artist: Sam Dunlop Year: 2013 “The Friendly Eel”, is an interactive sculpture.  Named after the original 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.…