Mural guide and toolkit

A guide to creating murals in Wellington.

Wellington has many murals across its city and suburbs. They are diverse in style and purpose and contribute to the identity of our city as a creative capital.

Murals are usually large, two-dimensional artworks painted on a wall, floor or ceiling.

The Council funds, facilitates and advocates for murals as they contribute to the cultural wellbeing of this city.

Murals acknowledge people and place, revitalise and activate public spaces, reduce graffiti and increase perceptions of safety. They provide a way to bring people together, to tell stories, and they allow artists to develop their practice and hone skills outside of usual arts spaces.

Murals in Wellington are informed and guided by the following strategic documents:


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City Arts team