Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sandspit murals

The Sandspit here is the one from where travellers take a ferry out to Kawau Island across the Hauraki Gulf. Here, at the end of a day trip around the upper gulf (more later), I found a wonderful mural around the sides and the rear of the Sandspit loos.

Painted by John Mulvay in 1999, according to the plaque attached as a joint project between the Sandspit Residents and Ratepayers Association and Rodney District council, this work is faded today but still shows an exceptional three-dimensional feel to it. The pohutukawa blossoms seem to jut outward.

You can see it in its original form on Mulvay's blog.

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