The locally inspired HeART of the Community murals will be painted by world famous, Bay of Plenty based Kiwi artist Graham Hoete, known as Mr G painted the first 7 of the 15 murals in 2017.
He is a contemporary multi-disciplinary artist renowned for his high profile works of art across mixed canvases – anything from cliff faces, sheds and even water tanks. Last year, he made headlines with his massive murals of Kiwi NBR superstar Steven Adams, unveiled in downtown Oklahoma City, and Prince in the singer’s hometown of Chanhassen, Minnesota - now one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city.
While appreciated internationally, Mr G’s heart is in rural New Zealand, so he leapt at the chance to be involved in our Heart of the Community project.“project. “It’s given me the opportunity to put these hardworking people on the map”, he says. “It’s an honour to be able to do this”.