Mud In Your Eye

39 Artist: Peter Enter, Holland Year: 2004-2005 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 2.8sq m Dutch artist Peter Enter of Holland, who graduated with honours from the Art Academy of Amsterdam, created two humorous murals during the summer of 2004-2005. Both were based on local ‘legends’ with a transport theme. This mural recalls the time when…

Pukeko Kid & Friends

38 Artist: Katikati Festival Year: 2002-2004 Medium: Ceramic Tiles Size: 2.8 sq m This was Katikati’s first ‘cooperative’ mural – the list of people who painted the 98 ceramic tiles at the Fruits of Katikati Festival, November 2002, is featured alongside. The design was pre-drawn by June Carlton, project coordinator for Katikati Open-Air Art, and…

Toy Parade

37 Artist: June Karlton, Katikati, Katikati Open-Air Art Commitee & Friends Year: 2003 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 17.8 sq m. This colourful mural in the narrow Lions Lane which runs between Post Shop-Jensen’s and Sy Bakehouse & Café, was a gift to the children of Katikati and the surrounding district. The idea came from…

At the Dawn of Time

36 Artist: (Tapestry Weaver) Sylvie Weber, France, (Flax Weaving) Kerewai Wanakore, Katikati, Kathy Pritchard, Katikati Year: 2003 Medium: Woven Wool Tapestry Size: 1.7 sq m Flax Whariki (mat) Sponsored By: Creative Communities Tauranga, French Embassy, Wellington This is one of Katikati’s most ambitious and unusual art projects combining the skills of Maori flax weaving and French…

Our People – Our Story

35 Artist: Irene Tuscia Falconer from Katikati Year: 2000/Repainted 2008 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: Approx 15.5 sq m A celebration of 125 years of European settlement, this mural was dedicated by New Zealand’s Governor General, Dame Silvia Cartwright. The original idea was for the mural to be painted on site in Lions Lane as…

Nga Kaitiaki – The Guardians (Now retired)

34 Artist: Carver Mutu Bryan Year: 1999 Medium: Traditional Carving Size: Approx 6 ft These two carvings represent the carver’s great paternal grandparents. They are Witeri great grandfather – the carved figure and Mokomoko great grandmother – the traditionally carved panel. Witeri courted Mokomoko on the islands of Motiti, Matakana and Tuhua (Mayor Island). It was…

Te Whakapapa

33 Artist: Kerewai Wanakore & Kathy Nathan from Katikati Year: 1999 Medium: Wpven Tapestry Size: 3 sq m This plaited and woven panel tells the story of the descendants of the great Mataatua waka (canoe) and in particular the Whakapapa of the local hapu (sub-tribe) – the ancestors and family lines of Ngaitamawhariua. Many descendants still…

Te Whanau a Tauwhao

32 Artist: Te Maari Gardinerm Turangi Year: 1999 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 8sq m Sponsored By: Sky City Community Trust, Community Donations This mural depicts the interconnectedness of the Whanau a Tawhao whose home is north of the present Katikati, of the original Katikati at Bowentown, of Otawhiwhi and the outlying islands with Tangaroa the…

Haiku Pathway

31 Artist: Concept by International Haiku Poet Catherine Mair, Katikati Year: 2000 Medium: Rock, Pathway, Natural Scenery Size: 3 km & Growing Sponsored By: CreativeNZ, Creative Communities, WBOPDC, TwilightMusic The unique and peaceful Haiku Pathway which meanders either side of the Uretara Stream was Katikati’s Millennium Project, an enduring gift for generations and the largest collection…

Pohutukawa Sentinal

30 Artist: Jessie Brodie Year: 1999 Medium: Acrylic & Enamel on Panels Size: 3.5 sq m. Sponsored By: Muraltown Twilight Concerts, Community Donations This semi-abstract mural was painted by Jessie Brodie in 1998 while in her final year at Katikati College and completed early the following year. To give texture she used bright acrylic and enamel…