WCC are excited to inform you that work will begin on the painting of a mural on the Island Bay wharepaku located on the corner of The Parade and Medway Street. This mural is part of the Island Bay village upgrades.
Experienced muralist, Gina Kiel has been commissioned for this piece. Gina will be on site from mid-May, and painting is expected to take around two weeks (weather dependent). Access to the wharepaku will remain open at most times, with signage provided when closed. There will be no traffic management onsite during painting.
Gina’s signature style is strong and feminine. Her work explores the human experience through spirituality and pop culture and is expressed with flowing lines and psychedelic compositions that draw on bold and surprising colour palettes.
Gina has painted many murals across Aotearoa and internationally. She has made work for street art festivals, completed many public and private commissions, exhibited in galleries and is part of the dynamic Dream Girls Collective, alongside Xoe Hall and Miriama Grace-Smith, who have most recently developed a large-scale installation at the Tauranga Art Gallery.
We are so excited to see this mural come to life and have Gina bring her splash of colour to this public space.
For examples of Gina’s work, please check out her website.
We hope this work does not cause much disruption, please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
For more information on the project, please see wellington.govt.nz/island-bay-village
Ngā mihi nui,
Senior Urban Designer