On a mission to bring art to walls

After two days creating a mural in Oamaru’s town centre, artists (from left) Dave Kingan, Al Bell, Philina den Dulk, Matthew Wicks and Luzette Crossan are ready for the next challenge.

At the weekend , the team of artists created a mural of Oamaru’s historic breakwater.

Street art co-ordinator Wicks, or "Wicksey", said they wanted to highlight one of the seaside town’s most "iconic" views while bringing more street art to the area.

"We have so many artists, so many people that want to make things, and do make amazing things, but you look around and there’s just a lot of bland walls," Mr Wicks said.

The group was keen to join forces again.

"We are on a mission now to transform as many blank walls as we can."

The mural was part of the Waitaki Arts Festival, which started on October 15 and would continue until October 24. 

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