This mural is the work of Katikati potters Ailsa Shaw and the late Jocelyn Mountain who was aged 83 when she worked on it.
The colourful inlaid tiles designed by Jocelyn show people and scenes from Katikati’s pioneer days. Ailsa made the tiles for the background which shows the Kaimai Range from Mt Hikurangi to Hot Springs Road with the Tuapiro estuary and Uretara River flowing through the scrub to the harbour.
The painted surround of the Kaimai Range, wetlands and estuary, places the tiles of Early Ventures in the view Jocelyn saw from the windows of her home.
This is number 6 is our open air art gallery and was installed in 1991. ... See MoreSee Less
This week we are looking at mural number 5. Main Street. I have been back through our scrapbooks and found these newspaper cuttings from 1991 when Peter Cramond painted the mural. It was then repainted in 2013 by Renee Te Pairi. ... See MoreSee Less
This week Bodhi Vincent has been back to touch up part of his mural Primal Aotearoa which was part of the Mural Magic Festival in 1996. Most of this mural was retired due to its condition but a small part was kept and that is the part Bodhi has been working on. ... See MoreSee Less