Win­ning mu­rals now on show

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Five mu­rals from the 2017 NZ Mu­ral Con­test and Arts Fes­ti­val have been in­stalled on the back of the gi­ant ki­wifruit mu­ral on Tal­is­man Drive.

The mu­rals were painted by artists Crys­tal Bar­bre, Ni­cholas Hud­son, Shane Walker, Fran­cis Wregg and the win­ning one by Kerry and Jack Ni­chol­son. To make up a sixth mu­ral, Open-Air Art Chair­man Steve Grave­son added a mu­ral painted by Anne Bowl­ing that used to be at the Lit­tle Blue House, “as a bit of fun”.

The mu­rals have all been in stor­age so this is the first time out since the fes­ti­val, he said.

“The frames are in­ter­change­able so we will move the mu­rals around to keep it fresh. I have other mu­rals stored away that we would like to bring out too.”

The 44 por­traits cre­ated by chil­dren from Katikati Pri­mary School for the fes­ti­val are also there.

Steve said when they put the ki­wifruit mu­ral on that site he knew they had to do some­thing with the back of it to stop peo­ple climb­ing on it and also be­cause it was highly vis­i­ble it would be a great wall to turn into a gallery, “which is al­ways handy”.

Steve thanked Mark and Er­ica Rickard from Acu­men Con­struc­tion for a size­able do­na­tion to­wards the project.

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