New Zealand Murals 2019 Napier

Earlier this year during our travels to New Zealand, we came across lots of murals.

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Plastic Pollution / Ocean health by Pat Perry at Willix Legal, Vautier Street, Napier

Some were just random art works, but a lot of them had been created by Sea Walls – Artists for Oceans. These are projects that bring together internationally renowned artists to paint large scale murals.

Their purpose is not only to highlight the enhance town they are in, but to highlight the beauty of the oceans, and address pressing issues relevant to local and global communities.

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Climate Change / Ocean Acidification by James Bullough at the back of Quest Hotel, Station Street, Napier

In Napier we were lucky enough to find a copy of the map, listing the murals there with a brief description of each, and we followed the map to find many. In Gisborne they had run out of maps, so we found many by chance, others by using Pokemon Go! as many are Pokestops.

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We have adjusted my photos to allow for the positions we had to photograph them from, so this has removed a lot of the building and cars around them, so you can see almost their full beauty. However this has possibly diminished their sense of scale.

Some are small paintings on street furniture, or just a couple on a blank wall, while others covered the whole of a car park wall, but I will post them in a random order.

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NZ Endangered Seabirds by Celeste Byers in the car park off Dickens Street, Napier
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Detail from NZ Endangered Seabirds by Celeste Byers in the car park off Dickens Street, Napier

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Plastic Pollution by Kelly Spencer in Theatre Lane, Napier
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Ocean Health and Wellbeing by Cryptik on the front of Napier City Council building in Hastings Street

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Shark Conservation by Noelle Anderson, on the corner of Routledge Street and Nelson Quay, Napier
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Detail from NZ Endangered Marine Animals by Morag Shaw, on corner of Waghorne and Routledge Streets, Napier
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NZ Endangered Marine Animals by Morag Shaw, on corner of Waghorne and Routledge Streets, Napier
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Ghost nets / Marine Debris by Mica Still, on wall on corner of Waghorne and Bridge Streets, Napier
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NZ Endangered Sea birds by Vexta, at back car park behind Speights Ale House, West Quay, Napier
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Plastic Pollution Affecting Sea Turtles, by Phibs, in the Herschell Street private car park, next to Byron Street
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NZ Endangered Seabirds by Twoone, in the Spreights Ale House car park at West Quay, Napier
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Hammerhead Data Translation by Lauren Ys, at West Quay, Napier
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Ocean pollution by Elliot Francis Stewart, at West Quay, Napier

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Global warming and Rising sea levels by Carly Ealey, in alleyway by Shed 2 in Lever Street at West Quay, Napier

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Ocean Acidification by Leanne Culy, at back of Shed 2, West Quay, Napier

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Global warming and Rising sea levels by Carly Ealey, in alleyway by Shed 2 in Lever Street at West Quay, Napier

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NZ Marine Animals, by Flox, at the Bach cafe, Marine Parade, Napier

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Plastic Pollution, by Rustam QBIC, at MTG Hawke’s Bay, Browning Street
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Shark Conservation by Faith 47, on the far wall in the Te Pania Scenic Circle car park off Byron Street
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Climate Change by Onur, at the back of Kitchen Thing, Vautier Street, Napier
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Shark Conservation by Freeman White on Raffles/Bower Street in Napier City Council Car Park

I hope you enjoyed these, but if you get the chance, go to Napier and see them full siz.

I will try to blog the Gisborne murals soon.

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Author: jaynesshardlow

Keen traveller, gardener, sailor,and dog lover, on adventures with my husband Ian, family ,friends and of course dogs Reggie and Rita

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