Created on December 30, 2023
12 Rust Avenue, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand

Life and Community

The Arts Promotion Trust of Whangarei ran a competition to design a mural based around the theme 'Life and the Community' and Trent's design was chosen as the winner. Trent tried to use as many images that represent life and community in Whangarei as he could. He also wanted to give the local community to be involved in the physical painting of the mural.

The mural depicts a weaving pattern, which symbolises the threads of the community woven together, and the green/ blue side represents the Whangarei Heads, an iconic landscape for the area.

Ultimately, this mural wasn't as much about the piece as it was the community participation in an arts project. The reason for making the symbols solid blocks of colour was to use a paint by numbers concept where Trent focused on the outlines and the community focused on the painting.

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Hunted by Keren Harris.
Pictures by Keren Harris.

Marker details

Camera usedSamsung SM-G991B
Marker typeartwork
CountryNew Zealand