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Boon on Campus

In the space of a week, the University of Waikato’s Hamilton campus was transformed into a bolder, brighter and more inspiring place to study, visit and work. Six concrete canvases in different locations around the 65 hectare campus were taken over by five artists from across Waikato and Bay of Plenty. The artworks draw on the themes of community, connection and knowledge, and collectively used an impressive 442.8 litres of paint.

 

Boon on Campus is a five year partnership and will return again to the University’s Hamilton campus in twice more before 2025

Techs (Poihakena Ngāwati)

Ngāwati is a Hamiltonian, muralist and Wintec graduate with a number of impressive works around Hamilton.

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Regan Blazer

Regan has spent her life-time learning. A High School teacher in Mathematics and Art, Regan had her first solo exhibition in 20015 at Hei Tiki Gallery in Rotorura. After completing a Master's in Māori Visual Arts she was invited to exhibit in Cassino, Italy as a visiting artist. She has gone on to exhibit throughout New Zealand, Italy, Australia, America, Rarotonga and Tahiti. She is particularly interested in the ability to connect people and share stories through her her work.

Pauly B

Pauly B is a Hamilton based muralist, painter, and performer of live art. His art responds to the connections between people that are constantly happening throughout the city.

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Kelcy Taratoa

Kelcy is from Aotearoa |New Zealand. Cultural identity, popular culture, technology and science fiction have been the source for many of his works. 2019 saw a shift towards the conceptual and abstract territory of Māori customary art forms and a concept within te ao Maori, te kore, te-wiwia - a space without boundaries. Te kore, te-wiwia is centred in grey space thinking - away from absolutes.

Te-Marunui-Hotene

Te Marunui's extensive art practice considers creative practice as both a reflection of and method to facilitate healing in Urban Māori identity. Aiming to visualize the process of going from 'blackness to taha Maori' in a series of artworks as a healing tool for himself and for others processing a similar journey.