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Te Taiao Mural Walk

View Kilbirnie through an inspired artistic lens and experience a striking splash of colour within our very own suburb. Go for a walk #inyourbubble and join the Kilbirnie mural movement while you #keepitlocal

Starting from the north, Kilbirnie's newest mural, 'Te Taiao' by artist Miriama Grace-Smith Artist is located on Tacy street and depicts the birds and marine life that inhabit the Wellington coastline and sea. This maximus mural can be found on the RaD Car Hire Kilbirnie wall facing the EBIS Wellington netball courts.

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Head south, cross onto Rongotai Road and you will see the first of two geometric murals by artist David H. Brown Studio. 'Cause and Effect' wrapping around the Wellington Electricity building. These works were inspired by the seismic history of the local terrain and how influential this now is to the settlement of Kilbirnie.

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Bear towards Bay Road and walk south taking in the five framed murals by Timon Maxey on the Countdown wall; these depict different scenes from the surrounding area.

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Across to Coutts Street and look up to the Kilbirnie Liquor Centre south-facing wall where you will see the second David H. Brown mural.


Mural substation

Staying on Coutts Street, near the Coutts Street Dairy you will see our final two murals, 'Memories of the tramway' and 'Memories of the Rongotai Speedway'. Artist Sheyne Tuffery says, “It was nice to be able to acknowledge the history of the tram and bus depot that’s been there for almost 100 years, but the biggest surprise for me was discovering that there was a Speedway right beside Rongotai College that opened in 1929 – how cool is that – I just had to put it up there.”

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There is a colourful mural on a substation box on Mahora Street - does anyone know who designed and painted it? Please let us know if you find any other murals in Kilbirnie and we will add them to the growing trail.


Mahora Street Electricity Box mural

For more info about the murals visit www.kilbirnie.org.nz and pop 'mural' into the search, visit wcc.govt.nz and pop 'pakiTara-toi – art on walls' into the search.

Thanks to Resene and Wellington City Council for their support and huge contributions towards these projects and to all the businesses and landlords involved.