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SEA WALLS: MURALS FOR OCEANS IN NEW ZEALAND

by Ariadna Zierold
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The recently completed mural festival in Napier, New Zealand by PangeaSeed Foundation – a non-profit organization that focus its creativity to generate awareness, stimulate dialogue, change perception, and inspire positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues- forges a synthesis between creative expression, nature, and society to (re)connect individuals and communities with our planet’s most important ecosystem by following our core values of sustainability, education, ecology, and design.
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The latest edition of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, includes 29 new world-class thought-provoking public murals that were realized throughout the Ahuriri and Napier area. Each piece sheds light on New Zealand’s pressing marine environmental issues such as shark finning, overfishing, coastal development, climate change, and endangered marine life conservation.
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The artists participating were: Aaron Glasson (New Zealand), Jason Botkin (Canada), Amanda Lynn (San Francisco), Jonny Alexander (San Diego), Askew One (New Zealand), Kai’ili Kaulukukui (Hawai‘i), Carly Ealey (San Diego), Lauren YS (San Francisco),  Celeste Byers (San Diego), MEGGS (Australia), Charles & Janine Williams (New Zealand), Mica Still (New Zealand), Christie Wright (New Zealand), Morag Shaw (New Zealand), Cinzah (New Zealand), Noelle Anderson (Massachusetts), Christopher Konecki (San Diego), Phibs (Australia), Cracked Ink (New Zealand), Faith47 (South Africa), Dirty Bandits (San Francisco), TECHS (New Zealand), Dside (New Zealand), Trustme (New Zealand), Elliot Francis Stewart (New Zealand), TWOONE (Japan), Frank and Mimi (Australia), Vexta (Australia), Spencer Keeton Cunningham (San Francisco).
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