Dawson Road Mural Project

I wanted to share with everyone this fantastic mural project , so great to see such a community project like this, overseen by Ema Tavola and the Otara Fresh Gallery. Well done Ema and all those involved….

This from Ema  “Kia ora friends of Fresh!

 I’m proud to share with you an exciting project I oversaw on the weekend, the Dawson Road Mural Project – a partnership between Manukau Arts, Parks, Libraries and Manukau Beautification Trust.

 With the help of 11 excellent volunteers (from Tangaroa College, Ferguson Intermediate, Macleans College and Sancta Maria) and 3 local artists, this impressive mural was painted over 2 days and one night with paints supplied by Manukau Beautification Trust.

And the Dawson Road Mural Project blog will be updated with ongoing documentation: http://DawsonRoadMuralProject.wordpress.com

 Over the next week or so, Richard Misilei from Tupu Library and I will distribute certificates to the volunteers at their respective schools, to be acknowledged in front of their peers and the Macleans College student will also be awarded the school’s service to the community award.

 The mural is pretty gorgeous, so next time you’re in the Dawson area, I encourage you to stop the car and have a look! The design was developed in house by Nicole Lim and I, informed by a video project Manukau Arts commissioned in August, asking 50+ park and library users what they wanted the mural to look like.”

I have already mentioned this project while looking at Janet Lilo’s work (under Globalisation category),  where she has interviewed local kids about what they would like to see in a mural,  here’s the You tube once again.

Author: Dorothy de Lautour

Dorothy graduated with a degree in Design and Visual Arts (Contemporary Craft - Jewellery) at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. She was selected as an exhibitor for Objectspace's "Best in Show - 2012" and has exhibited in Wellington for NZ Academy of Fine Arts and in Auckland at Lopdell House.

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