Katikati Open Air Art is now planning for its 7th biennial New Zealand Mural Contest and Arts Festival.  We are really excited about what we have planned for 2019.  Keep the dates free from the 28th September to the 5th October.  The theme for this year is LIFE IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS.  Consider a realistic artwork. There is no depth to the two-dimensional image on the canvas, but if the artist uses perspective, shadow, relative sizes, and other clues to make the brain perceive a three-dimensional scene, the whole artwork changes.  An illusion is a false mental image produced by misinterpretation of things that exist.  We are challenging artists to make interactive and mind bending visual illusion as part of the 2019 NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival.  Check out the competitions and events in the tabs below.

Come and get involved.
Please contact Jacqui, our Festival Organiser on:
027 242 2005

Calendar of Events

Other Competitions

The mural contest, photography and song competitions will be open for entry in 2019.  Keep an eye on our website for updates.


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36 Main Road, Katikati 3129



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