More murals emerge across the city

South African street artist Sonny continues his mission to raise awareness about endangered species in his big Stanley Road mural of a humpback whale, once hunted to the brink of extinction. Pictures by Liam Clayton
A sectioned seal awaits Wellington-based illustrator Gina Kiel’s trademark touches of striped colour on the Bright Street mural the artist is creating as part of the Sea Walls Tairawhiti mural project — one of the early artworks to take shape among the series of 16 murals with the theme of ocean health around the city. Pictures by Liam Clayton
OCEAN HEALTH: A broken whale with red and blue sections seems to float with a 3D effect on the Te Rau Press building in Swiss duo Nevercrew’s mural.
The image of a blue whale dominates a Grey Street carpark mural created by Toihoukura, Maori visual arts school students Te Arepa Teki, Duane Ngawaka and Nolan Maru.
Rich imagery features in Wellington graphic artist Sean Duffell’s large-scale works such as his mural-in-progress in Kahutia Street.
Detroit artist Ouizi is known for her botanical-themed street art, as seen in this underwater world of sea organisms in her Centennial Marine Drive mural.
Mexican self-described artist/muralist/wizard Pogo develops his whale and glaring sun in his Palmerston Road mural.
“We’re all in the same waka”, reads the text by Auckland-based illustrator, Rebecca ter Borg and “king of typography”, Nigel Roberts’ mural design in Palmerston Road. Volunteer Kahu Ngata works with them filling in the outline of surf-riding waka paddler.
Assisted by Tamara Whenuaroa, Nick Tupara’s stylised shark encountered by the outline of a swimming figure features in his mural in progress in Hardy Lane.
Seawalls Murals - Artist: Erena Koopu. Location: 115 Bright St
Seawalls Murals - Artist: Rhi Gardiner Location: Waikanae Holiday Park

Gisborne artist Leah McCann’s love of bright colour shines in her Bright Street carpark mural. Light blue dominates the work in which an orange coral tree is surrounded by an abstracted urban landscape.
Seawalls Murals - Artists: Nevercrew Location: 137 Kahutia St
Lowe St mural.
Seawalls Murals - Artist: Lisa King. Location: 64 Lowe St

With the theme of ocean health at the heart of the Hawaii-based PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls Tairawhiti project, 20 artists from around the world, including Gisborne, are creating bold new murals for the CBD.

Artists from Switzerland, South Africa, America, Mexico, Australia and Hawaii, and eight New Zealand artists, have come to Gisborne as part of the Sea Walls project.

They are joined by Toihoukura, Maori visual arts school senior lecturer Erena Koopu, Toihoukura students Duane Ngawaka, Nolan Maru and Te Arepa Teki, Nick Tupara, and Leah McCann.

The Sea Walls Tairawhiti mural project ends on Monday.

Some artists will also visit Tolaga Bay, which also be adorned with ocean-themed artwork.

The project is due to be completed by Monday.

Four of the completed or near-complete works are pictured. We will publish others as they take shape.

With the theme of ocean health at the heart of the Hawaii-based PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls Tairawhiti project, 20 artists from around the world, including Gisborne, are creating bold new murals for the CBD.

Artists from Switzerland, South Africa, America, Mexico, Australia and Hawaii, and eight New Zealand artists, have come to Gisborne as part of the Sea Walls project.

They are joined by Toihoukura, Maori visual arts school senior lecturer Erena Koopu, Toihoukura students Duane Ngawaka, Nolan Maru and Te Arepa Teki, Nick Tupara, and Leah McCann.

The Sea Walls Tairawhiti mural project ends on Monday.

Some artists will also visit Tolaga Bay, which also be adorned with ocean-themed artwork.

The project is due to be completed by Monday.

Four of the completed or near-complete works are pictured. We will publish others as they take shape.

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