Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 31, 2017

Waitakere Brass Band

Filed under: Art,Birds,Music,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 8:07 am
The Trombonist

The Trombonist

The home of the Waitakere Brass Band is next to the railway line at Olympic Park. A group of fine artists (Nate, Nirvana, Sore, Ezra, Jonny4H, Mandy — Kakano Youth Arts Collective) have covered it in murals, displaying themes of music and nature. Nice work!

Waitakere Brass

Waitakere Brass

Florals and the City

Florals and the City

The Fantail

The Fantail

Pukeko

Pukeko

Tui

Tui

June 13, 2017

Photorealistic

Filed under: Animals,Art,Avondale,Birds,People,Walls — paul @ 7:02 am
Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Murals in Avondale by TakerOne, an Auckland based mural artist of Hungarian extraction (“TakerOne Photorealistic Graffiti”). If you follow this link you can watch a time lapse video of the creation of the camouflage girl with dog. Love it.

For more mural art, visit Oakland Daily Photo.

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

June 5, 2017

Strong

Filed under: Animals,Art,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 5:28 pm
The Gorilla

The Gorilla

The Strong Factory is a gym in Portage Road, symbols of strength adorn the brick wall.

For more murals, visit Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.

The Lion

The Lion

May 17, 2017

Hand in Hand

Filed under: Ranui,Walls — paul @ 4:06 pm
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Fence at Birdwood School, Ranui.

August 9, 2016

Butterflies

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 7:04 am
Butterfly

Butterfly

Mural by the Kakano Youth Arts Collective at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

Butterflies

Butterflies

July 19, 2016

Kakano Project Henderson

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 7:04 am
Stevies Lane, Henderson

Stevies Lane, Henderson

A big wall at PB Technology had the Kakano treatment. A collaboration between Unitec and Corban Estate Arts Centre aiming at reducing graffiti vandalism – channeling creative energies in positive ways.

Artists: Berst, Nayls, Rachel.

Watch a video of this (September 2015).

Stevies Lane, Henderson

Stevies Lane, Henderson

July 12, 2016

Bargains, Fabrics, Haberdashe….

Filed under: Art,Mount Eden,Walls — paul @ 9:52 am
Bargains, Fabrics, Haberdashery

Bargains, Fabrics, Haberdashery

Colourful mural at Geoffs Emporium, Dominion Road.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

June 21, 2016

The Tui at CEAC

Filed under: Art,Birds,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 8:26 am
Tui on the wall

Tui on the wall

On the mural/graffiti wall at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Equally at home in the bush and in urban/suburban parks and gardens.

Unidentified artist.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

May 10, 2016

Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall (Mandy Patmore)

Filed under: Massey,Walls — paul @ 2:41 pm
Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall (Mandy Patmore)

Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall (Mandy Patmore)

The Community Hall at the junction of Don Buck and Red Hills Roads seems to be in the first instance the place of the Redhills Community Kindergarten, but there is wider scope: House, Indoor Bowls, Kung Fu, Cake Decorating, Fellowship and more. On the Red Hills Road side, you find this topical mural by Mandy Patmore (with a hand from Massey Primary). A beautiful Tui in a swirl of cowherd, and historic settler scenes.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

May 3, 2016

Saddleback and Black Robin …

Filed under: Newmarket,Walls — paul @ 8:35 am
Nuffield Lane Murals

Nuffield Lane Murals

… and a rat. More mural art from Nuffield Lane, Newmarket. The birds and ornaments by Charles and Janine Williams (quoting from a mural in Poynton Terrace), the rodent by Haser and TMD. “follow the Light”, indeed this brightens up the back alley no end!

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

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