Monday, 30 November 2020

Mangawhai fence mural



This mural sits on a long fence in the town I use to live in - Mangawhai. In Maori language it was named this as meaning "stream of the stingray" as the rays frequently swim in and out of the local estuary and harbour.  Pronounced as "manga" and "fie" with the "wh" being said as "f". I haven't been able to find out anymore about the artist of this mural except his name is "Marty" but having lived there for most of my life I can explain each portion. 


From the far left is a person with a paintbrush painting what looks like a Maori art design - the town has alot of artists and an art gallery.  The next one is a rock which to locals is named "head rock" and is joined to the beach by a line of smaller rocks - people frequently go fishing from there. The last one is surf boards - the beach is very very popular with people who surf. There is a local company who teach people how to surf named "Aotearoa surf school and hire".

Linking up with Mural Monday.

9 comments:

Tom said...

...the blues in the first image are wonderful.

local alien said...

Another mighty mural. Thanks for explaining it all

Bill said...

A nice mural and I like all the blues, they blend in nicely.

Teresa said...

That is a beautiful mural in an otherwise drab fence.

Mae Travels said...

Wonderful mural!

Sami said...

Lovely mural Amy and thanks for the explanation. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is stunning. I love the step down aspect of the fence, too.

Bertiebo said...

Feeling blue

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love a mural that tells a story like this Amy 💜

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