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Miramar mural makes a colourful statement

05 Aug 2020

Predator Free Wellington aims to make Wellington the first predator-free capital in the world, and now they have a colourful mural to champion their cause.

The organisation is in the final stages of completing the eradication project in Miramar, with next steps to extend through to the town belt and around the south coast of the city. “We wanted a mural to say ‘thank you’ to the people of Miramar for their effort in creating a predator-free peninsula,” says Emma Giesen of Predator Free Wellington. “We also wanted to celebrate the return of wildlife and remind everyone entering the peninsula that they are entering a special place, one in which there are no longer any rats, mustelids or possums, and which is a safe space for New Zealand’s native taonga.”

Situated on a busy Wellington road, the Predator Free mural is hard to miss. With Resene colours such as Resene Havoc, Resene Malibu, Resene Lochmara, Resene Tree Frog and Resene Limeade, artist John Fuller has fulfilled his promise of a piece of art that celebrates and champions the predator free peninsula.

In a collaboration with Enterprise Miramar and with support from local businesses including Resene, Placemakers and Transpower, Predator Free Wellington commissioned local artist John Fuller to work his magic.

John says, “the inspiration for this mural is simple. It is a celebration of becoming predator free. This is a landmark achievement, not only for Predator Free Wellington, but for all the residents and the native creatures co-existing on the peninsula.”

Local artist John Fuller stands in front of his mural for Predator Free Wellington. Standout colours including Resene Lochmara, Resene Malibu, Resene Tree Frog, Resene Limeade and Resene Havoc make a statement in the piece with Resene Brown Bramble, Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Green Leaf adding to the final look.

The colourful mural consists of bold and bright hues – designed to catch the eye – such as Resene Lochmara, Resene Malibu, Resene Tree Frog, Resene Limeade, Resene Dizzy Lizzy and Resene Green Leaf with Resene Havoc and Resene Brown Bramble. John also used a variety of Resene testpots to bring the native birds to life.

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