Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, is Southland's oldest public sculpture which stood in front of the Southland Museum for more than 70 years. It is in storage, kept for restoration and cannot be seen. It can now be seen in painted form. This mural is in a carpark behind the building so the best way to find the laneway is off Kelvin Street between Don & Esk Streets. Koryu is a Japanese artist now living in New Zealand. He is a graphic artist and muralist with a very unique style. He has painted all over NZ and been involved with several festivals including the South Sea Spray one in Invercargill, Bluff & Winton.

Created on February 18, 2024
56 Esk Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand

Marker details

Artist nationalityJapan
FestivalSouth Sea Spray festival
Marker typeartwork
CountryNew Zealand