Sea walls at Uawa-Tolaga Bay

DARK FLIGHT: Toroa (albatrosses) glide through a celestial backdrop towards abstraction and a golden hemisphere in street artist Cinzah’s Uawa-Tolaga Bay mural.



KOHA: “The big gift” read the words in te reo Maori on a collaborative work by Spencer, Ouizi, Duffell and Cinzah. Dominating the large-scale work in Uawa-Tolaga Bay’s main street is an eel-like sea creature with scales and fins that patrols the ocean depths.

BOLD MESSAGE: Spencer brings her typographic skills to a Tolaga Bay Area School wall that features an undersea backdrop and in a phrase in bright, bold lettering that translates to “and arts and crafts flourished at Uawa”.
LUSH OCEAN: Flanked by tropical lushness and crowned with the heraldic form of a sea hawk, a stylised personification of the ocean features in Duffell’s large scale work on a side wall in the township.

To round off the Sea Walls Tairawhiti festival, project coordinator Kelly Spencer, street artist Cinzah, graphic artist Sean Duffell and Ouizi of Detroit headed up the coast to paint murals in the Uawa-Tolaga Bay township.

To round off the Sea Walls Tairawhiti festival, project coordinator Kelly Spencer, street artist Cinzah, graphic artist Sean Duffell and Ouizi of Detroit headed up the coast to paint murals in the Uawa-Tolaga Bay township.

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