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Local Artist selected for the Tunnels Alliance mural project

Painter Christie
Wright of Aro Valley has been selected as one of 14 artists
to exhibit in the Tunnels Alliance Mural
project.

Local Artist selected for the Tunnels Alliance mural project

Painter Christie Wright of Aro Valley has been selected as one of 14 artists to exhibit in the Tunnels Alliance Mural project.

This project aims to showcase to the city and the world during the Rugby World Cup the top local artistic talent of Wellington. The projects core idea is to conceptualise and visualise the Wellington City Councils vision for the city in 2040.

Christie’s works are acrylic on canvas and are mainly vivid feminine psychedelic paintings that explore the boundless world of colour.

Christie says, "I like to take something real - something that already has character of its own - and build from there. I like to layer my own imagination and perspective in a way that complements the image."

In recent years, Christie has exhibited multiple pieces at The NZ Art Show, The National Art Exhibition and Sale at the Napier Municipal Theatre, Quay Gallery in Napier, Te Papa and Manky Chops Gallery in Wellington. In early 2010 Christie became one of the youngest ever artists to be included in the Solo Exhibition at the National Academy of Fine Arts. Christie has sold many works to buyers throughout New Zealand's North and South Islands as well as England, Canada and Australia.

This project is the first mural Christie has painted and she is honoured to exhibit alongside some of Wellingtons finest artists including Slope and Xoe Hall.

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