Fans visiting Westpac Stadium can now find six stunning new murals enlivening the walls of the public Concourse. The murals have been completed by students from six local schools each working with a prominent Wellington artist.
St Oran's College and Wellington East Girls' College both worked with up and coming artist Jade Townsend. Utilising geometric shapes, bright bold colours and a study of fabric design, the two murals are an exploration of the patchwork nature of the Wellington community.
Well-known artist Wayne Youle worked with St Patrick’s College Silverstream and Mana College to create two joint works. The students from both schools combined to develop a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC forces and another mural which illustrates the coming together of people in celebration of the city of Wellington.
Kapiti College and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School (Whitby) also joined forces working with the artist Michel Tuffery. The schools created a joint work which is a play on the Stadium’s nickname “the Cake Tin” and a way to celebrate the 15th birthday of the Stadium and the 150th anniversary of the city of Wellington.
A further six schools will create their masterpieces over the next three months. St Catherine’s College and Wellington Girls' College are working with Gabby O’Connor, Hutt International Boys' School and Scots College working with Shayne Tuffery, and St Mary’s College and Newlands College will be working with Kerry-Ann Lee.
Designed to mark the 150th anniversary of Wellington and the 15th birthday of Westpac Stadium, the project is a collaboration between Westpac Stadium and the Wellington, Porirua and Hutt City Councils with support from Pataka Museum. The project has been made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Resene who have provided all of the paint and materials to complete the artworks.
Support has also been provided by the Wellington City Council Creative Communities Fund, Hutt City Creative Communities Fund and Concept Sign and Display who have supplied the canvases.
For images of the murals and a look behind the scenes, please visit the mural website.