Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Murals spring up on Chorus roadside cabinets

Murals spring up on Chorus roadside cabinets

24 June 2014

Ten Chorus roadside cabinets around Hastings will soon have a new and brighter look, thanks to a mural painting project.

The Chorus cabinet art painting programme began in Auckland in 2010 and has since been and extended across many towns and cities around New Zealand. In Hastings the designs have been created and painted by Kahu Toi artists.

Artist Melysa Tapiata says “Kahu Toi refers to being ‘enclothed with art’. Our emerging artist group is made up of thirteen tertiary students who are completing a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa visual arts degree at Toimairangi based in Hastings.”

Melysa Tapiata says “The designs were developed following a number of consultative meetings, further research and design refinement. This project has led to a series of painted cabinets that celebrate the cultural history and modern wellbeing of the Hastings region.”

Hastings Deputy Mayor Cynthia Bowers says “It is exciting to see these wonderful designs coming to life on the cabinets. The project has two major purposes; firstly it helps brighten up the area where the cabinet is located and secondly it has proved to be a major deterrent to graffiti attacks. The designs are innovative and a real credit to the students who are involved in the project.”

Melysa Tapiata says “The project is more than just doing something to stop graffiti from appearing on a green box. It’s about beautifying our community. As young people, we wanted other rangatahi and others to gain an appreciation for the places where the Chorus cabinets stand with our art."

The cabinets and their murals:

Te Mata Rd, Havelock North: Ampitheatre: music, wine and food amped up!

Te Mata & Simla Rd, Havelock North: Ngā Tapuwae o Rongokako; a giant and his footprints

Tauroa Rd, Havelock North: Tukituki; flows with milk and honey

Heretaunga St East, Hastings: Hastings Blossom Parade: yesteryear and
today

Grove Rd, Hastings: Fantasy Land in Godzone

Pakowhai Rd & Frederick St, Hastings: Māori pā sites and kōwhai trees

Nottingly Rd, Hastings: Art Deco town clock and Kiwiana sheep

Omahu Rd, Hastings: Ngaruroro; the waves of the fish ripple across the plains

Diaz Drive, Flaxmere: Many are woven into our cultural mat

Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings: Kahu Toi and the Cape

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news