Help paint the Bay of Plenty beautiful

‘Mai Mai Girl’, a piece mural created by Deow Owen for Invercargill under a previous competition. Supplied photo.

The Bay of Plenty is one of five regions where Keep New Zealand Beautiful is looking to merge nature with art as part of its 2018 Nature Murals competition, which is now open to entries.

The Nature Murals competition calls Bay of Plenty artists to help beautify spaces in the community that people occupy every day.

Artists will be able to submit their proposals on the Keep New Zealand Beautiful website.

Bay of Plenty artists are encouraged to enhance ordinary spaces within their community and work with elements of the existing natural environment to create a piece of local art. As part of their submission, artists can suggest the community wall for their mural, or they can also contact KNZB to find the best space for their proposed design.

KNZB CEO Heather Saunderson believes the Nature Murals programme is a great way to give communities a connection to their natural environment through art.

“The Nature Murals competition gives artists an opportunity to bring what’s beautiful about the Bay of Plenty’s natural surroundings into the heart of their community,” says Heather.

Each winner will receive a $1000 grant from Resene and $750 of Resene vouchers, which can be used for supplies to create their mural.

Nature Mural submissions close on March 31, with judging taking place in April.

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