Stu­dent mu­rals brighten sta­dium walls

Kapi-Mana News - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

Twelve gi­ant mu­rals are in place on the in­ner con­course walls of West­pac Sta­dium thanks to a group of Porirua stu­dents.

Sec­ondary schools from around the Welling­ton re­gion were in­vited to take part, each work­ing with a pro­fes­sional Welling­ton artist to cre­ate a largescale mu­ral on a can­vas af­fixed to the walls of the Sta­dium con­course.

Porirua’s con­tri­bu­tions came from Mana Col­lege and Sa­muel Mars­den Whitby.

The sup­port­ing artists were a mix­ture of high pro­file and up and com­ing tal­ent in­clud­ing Kerry Ann Lee, Gabby O’Con­nor, Jade Townsend, Michel Tuffery, Sheyne Tuffery and Wayne Youle.

Each school took part in a cre­ative work­shop with their artist to de­velop their de­sign con­cepts and then spent a day on site at the sta­dium putting their de­signs on to can­vas.

West­pac Sta­dium, in con­junc­tion with the Welling­ton, Porirua and Hutt City coun­cils, de­signed the project to mark two sig­nif­i­cant mile­stones – the 150th an­niver­sary of Welling­ton and 15th birth­day of West­pac Sta­dium.

Stu­dents and artists cel­e­brated the com­ple­tion of the project with a spe­cial open­ing event at the sta­dium on De­cem­ber 16. The art­works will be on dis­play at all events un­til the mid­dle of 2016.

Mana Col­lege stu­dents work­ing on their mu­ral at West­pac Sta­dium.

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