Earlier this year I had the absolute pleasure of producing New Zealand's first edition of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. Have to say, i'm blown away by the community support, love, passion and belief in this project. The festival was an absolute success, and i'm excited to announce that my company, AAI alongside the good folks and extended family PangeaSeed are bringing the madness back to town. Wheels are in motion, back into curatorial mode planning on 2017's event in Napier, New Zealand.
A huge thank you to all my incredible local team: Maxine Boag, and Pete Findlay for your tireless hours and hours of support, helping get this project off the ground and engaging the local community, this event couldn't have taken place without your help. Napier City Council and Resene for being Core sponsors behind this event. My wife Ash for catering the entire crew, 29 artists, the production team and media crew for the entire event, all with healthy nourishing vegetarian food. Not to mention holding down the fort with our two kids. Huge thanks to all the other local sponsors who got behind the event, our incredible volunteers and all my fam at PangeaSeed, love you all.
For those of you that weren't here to witness the good chaos, here's a couple recap video's from our amazing media team. First up from our beloved Japanese video wizard and ninja Yoshitaro Yanagita:
Also one more from the talented team at Chop Em' Down Films :
To get a good overview of the scope of the festival 1xRun have a great feature HERE.