Friday, 13 February 2009

Wall Paintings: Ashurst

Ashurst is a small town on the Western side of the Manawatu Gorge. The attached wall paintings are on the buildings used for the large sports fields and the viewing platform for the windfarms in the Ranges which the Gorge bisects or separates.


  1. Sorry to disagree with Scriptor, but these paintings do nothing for me. Goodness knows what we'd get if they were introduced to this country. I suppose we already have the Red Hand of Ulster and Provo murals, which have a political (or terrorising) message. What function do the NZ paintings fulfil, at least as far as their owners are concerned? Is it simple decoration or is it art ?

  2. Well I have to say that I love them and the more I travel in New Zealand the more I see them everywhere.