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-old 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…

Tile Wall

44 Artist: Various Artists Year: 2008 Medium: Paint on Tiles Size: 360+ Tiles This began as a Mural Festival project in 2008 with both children and adults painting the colourful tiles which now transform the block wall beside Katikati’s Memorial Hall. Each person designed and signed their own tile and these were then baked. The…

Bird Walk

43 Artist: Various Artists Year: 2009 Medium: Metal, Wood, Iron Size: 45 min walk This is an ongoing sculpture project dedicated to outstanding Katikati bird photographer, native wildlife enthusiast and conservationist, Brian Chudleigh, who died in 2007. Katikati Open-Air Art has created the Bird Walk, which follows the Uretara Stream along the Yeoman Walkway, starting…

The Pioneers

42 Artist: Mark Hill, Arrowtown Year: 2008 Medium: Welded Corten Steel Size: Height 3m Sponsored By: Bay Trust, Muraltown, Twilight Concerts, Community Donations, NZI Marine Ltd, Katikati Lions A striking 3m high sculpture in welded corten steel by Mark Hill of Arrowtown is a spectacular addition to Katikati’s open-air art gallery. It shows a pioneer…

Overload

41 Artist: Peter Nicholson, Whitianga Repainted – 2013 Year: 2004-2005/2013 Medium: Acrylic on Concrete Size: 12 sq m Roads were atrocious and service cars were the only public transport for Katikati people in the 1920s. Drivers made every effort to help people reach their destination and this mural shows Les Hume with a record load…

Going Nowhere

40 Artist: Peter Enter, Holland Year: 2004-2005 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 2.8 sq m In the early days of the Katikati settlement the Uretara Hotel (later The Talisman) was the social hub of the village. Settlers, bushmen and visitors whiled away the hours drinking, exchanging news, playing billiards and occasionally settling disputes outside with…