Sea Walls Murals For Oceans Brings A Dozen 1xAlum & 20 More To New Zealand For Massive Mural Festival

1xRUN is proud to announce that the PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with the Napier City Council and Alternative Arts Initiative, is bringing their first-ever Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans public art project to be hosted in New Zealand from March 11 – 20th.  The roster features over a dozen 1xRUN alum (and Sea Walls alumni) including Aaron Glasson, Askew, Celeste Byers, Cinzah Merkens, Elliot Stewart, Jason Botkin, Jonny Alexander, Kai’ili Kaulukukui, Lauren Ys, Meggs, Spencer Keeton Cunningham and Vexta. In total over 30 renowned contemporary artists from across the world will beautify Napier’s streetscape, and highlight marine environmental issues relevant to the local community. Be sure to follow all the action @1xrun and  @seawalls_ on Instagram for up to the minute updates as things heat up down in New Zealand. Read on to find out more about Sea Walls : Murals For Oceans in New Zealand…

In addition to the painting of large-scale public murals, educational field excursions and cultural tours for the artists, a public art exhibition, film screenings, and live art demonstrations will all form part of this upcoming Sea Walls festival.

Home to numerous endangered endemic species of flora and fauna both on land and in the ocean, PangeaSeed Foundation is thrilled to bring their ARTivism initiative to Hawke’s Bay pristine coastal town of Napier. “The end result will be an eclectic collection of world-class, diverse and thought-provoking public artworks that can be appreciated by anyone who walks along Napier’s streets, which aims to inspire the community to become better stewards of the sea,” says Cinzah Merkens, PangeaSeed Foundation’s New Zealand coordinator.


The festival begins Friday, March 11 at 5 pm with a Powhiri opening ceremony, welcoming the artists on the long lawn by the Napier Soundshell. After the Powhiri, there will be a live painting demonstration at the Napier Night Fiesta. The public may view the artists painting murals around the city between March 14 and 18, 2016.

Stay tuned to 1xNews and follow @1xrun and @seawalls for more updates as Sea Walls : Murals For Oceans New Zealand kicks off…