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Mural Masterpieces - Ahipara School

Best School Mural - Senior | 1st Place

Mural Masterpieces
Ahipara School

Ahipara School, Ahipara Road, Ahipara, Northland.

Students, with art teacher Kim Subritzky.

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Mural theme:
Memories of our place. Evoking memories from the past and present and look at how connect to us.

Background to mural creation:
The mural was designed to create and interesting story/memories around the pool changing rooms and building within view of the main road. A digital separation and projection method of painting photographic images by hand.


Anonymous photographic paintings may hint at specific people and places familiar to you, they are about evoking memories...

Photos collected, murals designed and painted by senior students and art teacher Kim Subritzky, 2016.

Ahipara beach
Left: Aroha mai, aroha atu. Love received, love returned. Right: He manako te kourai kore ai. Do not set your heart on things. Crayfish have ears and can hear the boastful diver.

Ahipara mountain
Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei. Seek the treasure you value most dearly if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.

Ahipara fishes and van
Left: Ka pu te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi. As the old net withers another is remade. Right: Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini. My success should not be bestowed onto me alone as it was not individual success but success of a collective.

Ahipara ancestors
Kia mau koe ki nga kupu o ou tupuna. Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.

Ahipara food basket
Left: Kia mau koe ki nga kupu o ou tupuna. Hold fast to the words of your ancestors. Right: Na to rourou na taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi. With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Ahipara beach
Left: Mauri tu mauri ora. An active soul is a healthy soul. Right: Te kohanga, taonga o te iwi. Shipwreck, treasure of the people.

Ahipara the land
Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.

Ahipara mural deatailsAhipara fishes on the fence

Fish on the school fence.


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