The Art of FIFA
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is set to leave a lasting impression on Aotearoa, and not just amongst keen footballers. As part of the tournament’s festivities, stunning art pieces have been created around the motu, in celebration of co-hosting this iconic event. And you can check them out for years to come!
The Art of FIFA
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is set to leave a lasting impression on Aotearoa, and not just amongst keen footballers. As part of the tournament’s festivities, stunning art pieces havebeen created around the motu, in celebration of co-hosting this iconic event. And you can check them out for years to come!
Mr G - Project Tūmanako 2.0
Internationally renowned artist Mr G (Graham Hoete) has created six large-scale murals for a project called Tūmanako 2.0,with the help of young female artists from small town communities around the country.
The art pieces celebrate wāhine Māori and indigenous athletes by painting murals in their honour, and show aroha and support for them as they represent Aotearoa at the biggest women’s sporting event in the world.
You can view the beautiful murals in the FIFA host cities:
Auckland - Malia Steinmetz mural is located at The Cloud on the waterfront (until Aug 20th)
Hamilton - Grace Jale mural is located at FMG Stadium
Wellington - Paige Satchell mural is located at Shed 6 TSB Arena
Dunedin - Claudia Bunge mural is located opposite Dunedin Stadium, on Anzac Ave
Mr G also painted a stunning mural of football icon Amber Hearn which resides at Eden Park.
To celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™,six incredible artists have painted a mural outside the Municipal Chambers inthe Octagon (Dunedin) featuring the poem 'Intuit' (Steele Roberts Aotearoa,2018) by Iona Winter.
Local artists Kelly Spencer (known as Kell Sunshine), Aroha Novak, Devon Smith, Xoe Hall, Miriama Grace-Smith and Gina Kiel have incorporated the poem ‘Intuit’ into a painting, which will stay outside the Town Hall for five years.
Artist Ephraim Russell was behind four "lightboxes" at the Octagon, that each featured local women connected to football, including Football Fern Annalie Longo, representative player Hannah Langsbury, sports photographer Clare Toia-Bailey and player Zara Pratley, who starred in the city’s video bid to host the tournament three years ago.
Tauranga Tiahuia Street Art Project
Wander the streets of Tauranga and you’ll discover works by street artists like Owen Dippie, Mr G, Jacob Yikes, Lucy McLauchlan, Fintan Magee, Fin DAC and more.
Now wāhine artists have taken over more of the city’s walls, with five new works being commissioned through the Hine te Hiringa fund established to celebrate and empower women alongside the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.
Find the locations of the murals on the city’s refreshed public artwork app – City Art Walk.
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