Looking back to move forward

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Ka Mua, Ka Muri and the Legacy of Champions aims to create new artwork on the Cannons Creek shops that reflect the ideas and aspirations of the young people of Cannons Creek, past, present and future, and is supported by local artists. The project is a collaboration between the Creeksiders, local artists, King of Hearts, Partners Porirua, local schools, Porirua City Council and HLC.

Ka Mua, Ka Muri, which translates to “walking (looking) backwards as we walk towards the future” hopes to engage children through art workshops, by drawing on the area’s past and what is great about Cannons Creek, and in turn looking forward to building on these qualities.

The workshop content will go on to be interpreted by a number of artists doing murals in the Cannons Creek shopping centre. The paintings will be both on the roller doors, above shop canopies and in the smaller areas between shop fronts.

Ka Mua, Ka Muri will kick off in late April at the Cannons Creek shopping centre, and aims to harness the local community’s creative energy to help inform the upcoming developments that are being planned for this area. 


Photo caption: Watercress Tuna and children, on Champion Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua - Photograph by Ian Mackley, Dominion Post. Ref: EP/1985/1011/17a-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

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