NEW ZEALAND: Streetart Napier – Artists for Oceans – PANGEA SEED and SEA WALLS

Napier, or in Maori “Ahuiri”, is a coastal city on the North Island of New Zealand with around 65,000 inhabitants. The city hosts probably the highest number (52) of mural works from the fantastic globalwide project SEA WALLS – ARTISTS FOR OCEANS of the PANGEA SEED FOUNDATION. With over 450 murals in 18 countries across the world this project unites and engages communities on a global scale, inspiring them to become better ocean stewards. On their website you will find exellent documentations of the works of art with great photos and extensive background information about the creators and of course about the project itself to protect the maritime ocean world and raise awareness about sealife. With our platform we try to show you the wonderful artworks, but as well we want to multiplicate the information about their message and mission. Here we have a collection with magnificent creations photographed by graffiti hunter and streetart lover MAZZANTI. Check out her instagram channel, where she regualry presents great pictures from Sweden and from other countries all over the world.


EKUNDAYO

This awesome mural was created at 308 Hastings Street in Napier South as part of the SEA WALLS project. It was made in March 2017 by the artist EKUNDAYO from Los Angeles, USA.

SEA WALLS about the artwork on their website:  Ekundayo’s mural focuses on human impact affecting marine life and our destructive relationship to the ocean environment. The painting portrays how oceans and marine life are vital to our survival on land. A recent study which mapped human impact on the oceans for the first time has revealed that the picture is far worse than scientists had previously imagined. 40% of the world’s oceans have been profoundly affected by human activities, including fishing, coastal development, and pollution.

Artist:  EKUNDAYO  –  DEVON EKUNDAYO DUVEA REID

Website:  https://www.ekundayo.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EkundayoReid

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sorrowbecomesjoy


JAMES BULLOUGH

This great mural was created at the Quest Napier Hotel in Dickens Street as part of the SEA WALLS project. With the focus on Ocean acidification it was titled “Pania of the Reef” and made in March 2017 by the artist JAMES BULLOUGH from Washington, USA, currently living in Berlin, Germany.

Artist Statement on the SEA WALLS website:  “The ‘Pania of the Reef’ is the legendary protector of the reef in local Maori folklore and is believed to live in the waters off the coast of Napier. Due to human-made climate concerns, specifically, the rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere, the acidity levels of our oceans have risen and continue to increase at alarming rates, killing our reefs and the delicate ecosystems around them worldwide. Pania is depicted floating defiant and hopeful over her baron reef despite the fact that she is also dissolving from the acidification of the ocean.”

Artist:  JAMES BULLOUGH  –  JBAK

Website:  http://jamesbullough.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsJamesBullough

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/james_bullough

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/vantagepointBLN

Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/vantagepointradio


MEGGS  &  PHIBS

This great mural was created at 21 Station Street in Napier South as part of the SEA WALLS project. With the focus on plastic polution it was titled “Message in a Bottle” and made in March 2016 by the artists MEGGS and PHIBS from Australia.

Artist Statement on the SEA WALLS website: “Our mural addresses the severe impact of plastics pollution on our Oceans from physically assaulting large scale mammals, fish & turtles down to tiny particles now being consumed by deep sea fish to plankton. It is estimated that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050! We must all reduce our daily usage of plastics, especially single use products to prevent this continual poisoning of our seas and ourselves.”

Artist:  MEGGS  –  DAVID HOOKE

Website:  https://davidmeggshooke.com

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/houseofmeggs

LinkTree:  https://linktr.ee/houseofmeggs


Artist:  PHIBS  –  TIM PHIBS

Website:  https://phibs.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PHIBSart

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/phibs_has_instagram


RUSTAM QBIC

This great mural was created at MTG Hawke’s Bay in Tennyson Street as part of the SEA WALLS project. With the focus on marine polution it was titled “Recycling Kingdom” and made in March 2017 by the artist RUSTAM QBIC from Russia.

Artist Statement on the SEA WALLS website:  “The subject of garbage, waste, and oil pollution in the ocean is focused on in this piece of work. We are living our own lives and making small mistakes without thinking that in the future our children and future generations will face major environmental problems due to our errors and our negligence. This is concealed egoism which we tend not to notice. The global community will have to unite and coexist with the natural world as all human beings and animals are connected with one another and depend on each other for survival. A serious approach is required for creating and implementing sustainable waste recycling, fuel sources, and livestock, as well as the construction of new cities which from the beginning will not contaminate the world around them. “

Artist: QBIC  –  RUSTAM QBIC

Website:  http://www.rustamqbic.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rustamqbic

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/qbicone

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rustamqbic

 VK: https://vk.com/rustamqbic

Big Cartel:  https://unframed.bigcartel.com

Behance:  https://www.behance.net/QB1c


CELESTE BYERS

This great mural was created at 199 Dickens Street in Napier South as part of the SEA WALLS project. It was made in March 2016 by the artist CELESTE BYERS from San Diego, USA.

SEA WALLS about the artwork on their website:  Celeste’s mural highlights the endangered Fiordland Penguins who nest in the rainforests and ocean rock caves of New Zealand’s South Island when they’re not living in the sea. Their populations have decreased since human arrival, and in the past 35 years, their population has gone down from 10,000 breeding pairs to 3,000. Humans have caused a loss of their habitat, oil spills, and have introduced the biggest threat to the species – predators, such as dogs, cats, stoats, and rats.

Artist:  CELESTE BYERS

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/celestebyersart

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/celestebyersart

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/celestialterrestrial

Tumblr:  https://celestebyers.tumblr.com

LinkTree:  https://linktr.ee/celestialterrestrial


CINZAH MERKENS  &  JASON BOTKIN

This huge fantastic artwork was created at the seaside wall of the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier as part of the SEA WALLS project. It is located at 546 Marine Parade and was made in March 2016 by the artists CINZAH MERKENS from New Zealand and JASON BOTKIN from Canada.

Artist Statement on the SEA WALLS website:  “This 130m long collaboration explores significant Māori and global nautical mythologies, featuring the entangled bodies of a longfin eel (the largest and the only endemic freshwater eel species of New Zealand that is threatened), and an octopus covered in the face markings of traditional Māori Tā Moko (tattoo). Also featured are guest appearances from various birds and aquatic life that have long been a food source for the people of these islands, which are now facing dramatically lowered regional populations. The mural also addresses the importance of Marine Protected Areas for maintaining the vital interrelationships between species and habitats.”

  Artist:  CINZAH MERKENS

  Website:  http://www.cinzah.com

  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CinzahSeek

  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mrcinzah

 LinkTree:  https://linktr.ee/cinzah


Artist:  JASON BOTKIN

Website:  http://www.jasonbotkin.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jjbotkin

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/robotkin

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ENMASSEproject


SETH

This great mural titles “CetaceCan” was created at 32 Clive Square East in Napier South as part of the SEA WALLS project. It was made in March 2017 by the artist JULIEN MALLAND aka SETH  from France.

SEA WALLS about the artwork on their website: The mural cleverly puts a spotlight on human impact affecting marine life such as megafauna like whales. With the child riding the whale’s snout, the artwork portrays how future generations may lose what we have if we continue to destructively impact oceans and marine life that are vital to our survival on land. The mural also pays homage to the New Zealand Māori story of Paikea, a whale rider, the ancestor to Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Porou iwi (tribes).

Artist:  SETH

Website:  https://seth.fr

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sethglobepainter

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seth_globepainter


REN HARDGRAVE

This artwork titles “Aroha Te Moana” was created at 132B Tennyson Street in Napier South as part of the SEA WALLS project. It was made in March 2017 by the artist REN HARDGRAVE  from New Zealand.

Artist Statement on the SEA WALLS website: “For my mural, which I titled “AROHA TE MOANA” (love the ocean), I chose to depict the universally recognized character Moana, who connected and protected the wairua (spirit) of the ocean. I placed her in a sea of Maori koru with “love the ocean” spelled out in seven different languages. “

Artist:  REN HARDGRAVE

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/renhardgrave

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.nz/renhardgrave


AMANDALYNN  &  DIRTY BANDITS

This artwork titles “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone” was created at 176 Dickens Street in Napier South as part of the SEA WALLS project. “No amount of regret later can bring these birds back once they’re gone.” With the focus on bird protection it was made in March 2016 by the artists AMANDALYNN from San Francisco, USA and  DIRTY BANDITS from Brooklyn, USA.

SEA WALLS about the artwork on their websiteAs Amandalynn and Dirty Bandits illustrate the beautiful nature of New Zealand’s Fairy Tern and Chatham Island Taiko, the hope is to enhance an appreciation of these endangered creatures. Combined with the text reading ‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’ repeated over and over again, this piece acts as a reminder to treat nature with care.

Artist:  AMANDALYNN

Website:  http://www.alynnpaint.com

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/alynnpaint


Artist:  DIRTY BANDITS  –  ANNICA LYDENBERG

Website:  https://www.dirtybandits.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dirtybandits

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dirtybandits

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dirtybandits

Behance:  https://www.behance.net/dirtybandits

  Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/dirtybandits

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJFbbkYTmh5ZQzaJXxUqVw


T WEI

This artwork was created at 152 Dickens Street in Napier as part of the SEA WALLS project. With the focus on coastal development it was made in March 2017 by the artist T WEI from Wellington, New Zealand.

Artist Statement on the SEA WALLS website:  “In New Zealand, you’d be hard-pressed not to come across a local who hasn’t had an experience with a poisoned waterway. A primary culprit of this is farm waste leading into our oceans, lakes, and rivers leading to algae mutations that toxify the area, poisoning its aquatic life, domestic animals and – in freshwater – drinking water. ‘Clean and Green’ New Zealand’s algal blooms serve as a visceral reminder of the symbiotic relationship we share with our natural environment.”

Artist:  T WEI

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tweihee

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tw.ei

Tumblr:  https://t-wei.tumblr.com

Behance:  https://www.behance.net/t-wei





In the back you can see the artwork “Once in a Lifetime” by KELLY SPENCER made in March 2017 for the SEA WALLS project.










INFOTHEK

Art & Ocean Protection:  SEA WALLS – ARTISTS FOR OCEANS

Website:  https://seawalls.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SeaWallsArtistsForOceans

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/seawalls_

 LinkTree:  https://linkin.bio/seawalls_


Foundation:  PANGEA SEED

Website:  https://pangeaseed.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PangeaSeed

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pangeaseed

  Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/pangeaseed

LinkTree:  https://linkin.bio/pangeaseed


Photographer:  MAZZANTI STREET ART

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mazzanti.street.art



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