Street Prints Mauao 2020 is coming back to Tauranga Moana and we’ve got The Scoop on all the rad and vibrant happenings from 9 – 14 January! Check it out…
Established back in 2014, Street Prints was first developed as a platform for street artists to sell their works and prints. As time progressed and as they travelled to various festivals and events around NZ and the world, the Street Prints concept grew and evolved. Now, they also engage in art exhibitions, workshops, mentoring, volunteering and organizing four international street art festivals.
Check out what’s to come in 2020…
MURALS: 9 – 14 January | Street Prints Mauao
20 Murals by 20 of the World’s Top Street Artists
20 murals are to be painted between the 9th and 14th January by local and international artists, along with a local youth mentoring program to create something beautiful for Tauranga. The walls will be located in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga and Te Puke to bring people together and build connections with the community.
WORKSHOPS: 9 – 14 January | Street Prints Mauao
Five street art workshops will be available to the community facilitated by 5 international street artists who specialise in graffiti, stencil art calligraphy, painting, drawing and design.
MENTORING: 9 – 14 January | Street Prints Mauao
This year Street Prints Mauao will be further developing their program to give more young creatives the opportunity to engage with alternative creatives and inspire and empower the next generation. They will team up with Ngā Kākano Foundation who are based in Te Puke to provide local Rangatahi for the youth mentoring program. They are also committed to long term plans of providing options and support for tertiary education.
EXHIBITION: 9 – 14 January | Street Prints Mauao
Street Prints will be showcasing art pieces from participating Street Prints Mauao artists inside the gallery throughout the festival. On the Sunday they will auction these pieces with 80% of profits going back to the artists and 20% donated to Pushing Arts in NZ Trust (P.A.I.N.T) which will assist in facilitating more creative opportunities and projects within the art community.
Check out some of the community-focused highlights of the upcoming event:
- Four apprenticeships have been offered to Toi Ohomai students who will get to work closely with the performing street artists.
- A mural will be created as part of the new Bayfair redevelopment.
- A mural is to be created at Te Puke Basketball, with involvement from the community.
- The largest mural in the Western Bay of Plenty is scheduled for creation in Te Puke with assistance from over 80 local Te Puke youth, many of them coming from local iwi Tapuika. Street Prints will collaborate with Ngā Kākano Foundation who will provide all of the rangatahi for this project. International artist Fin DAC has been selected to lead this mural project and bring forth a beautiful portrait that connects our community.
- Our Place will be the place to be for street artists in Tauranga, with artist talks and hangouts happening throughout the event.
And check out the video from 2017’s event!