Hastings Library Mural

Driving around Hastings city centre, looking for interesting things to photograph. I pulled up at Civil Square and found a few things to explore. This huge mural is on the side of Hastings Library. Created by the artist Erika Pearce and painted in 2019. The mural celebrates the cultural diversity of the Hastings community. After reflecting on the tragic events in Christchurch in early 2019. The artist wanted to create a piece that shows support and love. The two women featured in this mural represent the Māori and Muslim communities. Both those who have lived here for generations and those who are new to the area. There is a feeling of peace, compassion and understanding shared between them. The details in their eyes and the patterns are amazing. The yellow flowers in the foreground help make the bright blues stand out on the wall.

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