High-profile South City Mural Now Complete

Apr 07, 2018
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The brightly-painted shipping container/come storage facility of The Pantry, a community-owned bulk food store and cafe on the corner of Grace and Ness Sts in South City Invercargill, is finally finished after 160 painting hours by about 30 city-school students.

The blank canvas onsite in South City.

The 40ft mural aptly named “The basket that feeds everyone” aligns with the core values of The Pantry and South Alive – a South City-based community group.

About 30 school students took about 160 hours to complete the 40ft mural

Invercargill artist Esther Libeau and fellow city-based artist Anna Obers developed the concept “Colour Your World”, where a design is stencilled onto a wall or surface, and the community becomes involved in painting it “like a giant colouring-in book”, South City advocate Janette Malcolm said.

A close-up of the brightly-painted “The basket that feeds everyone” mural

Students from Aurora College, Southland Girls’ High School, Southland Boys’ High School and Fernworth Primary School took-part in the project. The paint and materials were supplied by Resene and the use of a scissor-lift was donated by Invercargill Hire (iHire).

The finished mural at The Pantry in South City Invercargill.

Libeau said she “loved” the finished mural and was particularly pleased with how much colour the students used and how bright it was.

For more on Esther Libeau visit https://www.facebook.com/EstherLibeauArt/

The finished mural at The Pantry in South City Invercargill.

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