A new mural at the Burkes bus stop replaces an artwork by
the late John Noakes. The new mural is painted by Daniel Meade and depicts the former wharf and Burkes Brewery, from
which the area got its name. Photo by Dan Hutchinson
Some of the bus stop art painted by the late John Noakes is
being replaced by new art works.
Keep Dunedin Beautiful has restored some of the 65 murals
painted by Mr Noakes on bus stops around Dunedin but others
are being replaced as they wear out.
The latest to be painted over is at Burkes, where a new
mural, depicting the old Burke's Otago Brewery, has been
painted by artist Daniel Meade.
Port Chalmers Community Board chairman Steve Walker said Keep
Dunedin Beautiful had already painted over one mural at St
Leonards three weeks ago and he had received a few phone
calls when the old mural at Burkes was being painted over.
He said some people had phoned him because they were worried
about the Noakes' mural being painted over but were
''delighted'' to hear what it was being replaced with.
There had been public consultation over the new mural, Mr
''A lot of Noakes' murals around the city have been painted
over, so it is just another example of that, which is
completely supported by the Noakes family.''
He said the mural at Burkes was old and had already been
touched up ''a while back''.
''I think Daniel is actually going to paint some yachts on
the side of the shelter anyway, to respect what it previously
He said the new murals would last a lot longer because the
paint quality was better and they would also be covered with
an anti-graffiti coating.
- by Dan Hutchinson