Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Tairawhiti festival
A series of murals in public spaces are planned as part of the Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Tairawhiti festival in October.
Local and international artists will volunteer their time to paint approximately 15 mural sites around the region.
Sea Walls is Hawaii-based organisation PangeaSeed Foundation’s not-for-profit, public art programme that takes the message of ocean conservation into streets around the globe.
Through collaboration with more than 200 international artists, PangeaSeed has created nearly 300 murals in 14 countries since the programme started four years ago.
Former Gisborne woman, artist and designer Kelly Spencer, is regional project coordinator for the Tairawhiti festival.
PangeaSeed is working in collaboration with Tairawhiti Environment Centre and will host local presentations and workshops throughout the festival week.
Several walls in the CBD have been confirmed for murals, along with a building at the Adventure Playground and three sites at Tolaga Bay.
Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Tairawhiti runs from 5 – 15 October.