Creative Kōrero, Opportunities, Visual Arts

Katikati Open-Air Art Celebrate Unsung Heroes

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. “What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.”

2020 brought ‘unprecedented times’ for our country and world. Lockdowns; face masks; changes to employment… These changes to our lives, while challenging, have also brought out the best in many of us, from being kind to one another to networking within our community.

Katikati Open Air Art would like to celebrate and acknowledge the individuals in our community who gave outstanding service to those isolated and in need. Those who have performed great deeds but received little or no recognition for them.

In a move from their normal mural contest, each artist will receive a photo of one of these chosen unsung heroes to paint. The portraits will then be placed together to form one large mural to be installed in Katikati as a reminder of this challenging time in modern history.

NZ Mural Contest 2021 to be held 5th – 9th October 2021.

To submit your entry please download the entry form and terms conditions here. Email your entry form and requirements to or post to NZ Mural Contest, Katikati Open Air Art, 36 Main Rd, Katikati.

View the terms and conditions here.

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