19th-23rd APRIL 2022
NZ MURAL CONTEST
The theme of our (postponed) Festival to be held in 2022 is:
“UNSUNG HEROES IN 2020”
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 was an ‘unprecedented times’ for our country and globally. Lockdowns; face masks; changes to employment, have affected us all and has brought out the best in many of us from kindness 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. Someone who has done great deeds but received little or no recognition for them.
In a move from our normal mural contest each artist will receive a photo of one of our chosen unsung heroes to paint.
All the portraits will then be placed together to form one large mural to be installed in our town as a reminder of this challenging time in modern history.
MURAL CONTEST ONLINE
Due to Covid -19 restrictions and uncertainty, Katikati Open Air Art have decided to cancel part two of the Katikati Festival of Arts that was to be held in April.
The New Zealand Mural Contest is to still go ahead, and planning is well underway to allow this to be held, but with a twist.
For the first time in the Festival’s 17 year history, the 2022 version will be a virtual competition, with artists from around New Zealand and in Australia. They will remain in their home bubble studios and the public will be able to follow their progress online.
Details for the concept is developing and the organisers will soon introduce artists and their portrait subjects, along with information about how to watch them.
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ABOUT THE KATIKATI ARTS FESTIVAL
ARTS SINCE 2006
The Katikati Festival of Arts is a biennial event, hosted by Katikati Open Air Art since 2006.
The event continues to grow and develop and this year is a month long celebration of the arts.
Along with many other artists, performers, musicians and entertainers that are part of the festival, mural artists will be sharing their talents and skills as part of the NZ Mural Contest.
This year’s Mural Contest theme is ‘Celebrating Unsung Heroes in 2020’ and the festival theme is ‘Lighting Up the Town’.
Katikati Open Air Art is excited that arts and culture is now recognised as an integral part in the life of our community. The arts spirit is due to the foresight and commitment the original Katikati Open Air Art committee had 30 years ago when they set about developing our amazing outdoor art gallery to highlight the importance of arts within a community.
Learn more about past festivals here.
Learn more about Katikati Open Air Art here.
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Call the Katikati Festival of Arts team on: 07 549 5250, the NZ Mural Contest team on 021 0914 1275
or send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our address: The Arts Junction, 36 Main Road, Katikati.