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News | 18 December 2020

Help inspire a new artwork in Newtown

Artist Liana Leiataua is returning to connect with the Newtown community to co-design a new mural to welcome people into the Newtown Library. Liana created the original eye-catching mural in 1991, which was a colourful focal point on this busy corner in Newtown.

Image of area where mural design is to be placed in community project for Newtown Library

Liana is collaborating with Gorse (Ruth Robertson-Taylor) to design a new mural – and they want you to share your ideas! They are keen for the new design to reflect what people love about the Newtown community.

So get your pens, markers, crayons or paints out to share your aroha for Newtown community. Lisa and Ruth will draw on your ideas to help shape the new mural design at the Library entrance.

Your creative canvases will be on display at the Newtown Library throughout February 2021. You’ll also go into the draw to win prizes from local businesses Newtown New World and The Peoples Coffee who are supporting this community event.  

How to enter

  • Get creative on the blank canvas which you can download here (PDF 8MB). You can also pick up copies from Newtown Library, Newtown Community and Cultural Centre, local churches and cafes around Newtown.

Entries need to be submitted by Monday 1 February 2021.