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Reef Art

Pātea Pou

Pātea Pou (Pātea, New Zealand)

'Pātea Pou' - another beautiful marine-based artwork is underway to be installed in Pātea later this year! Corten steel sculptures to be attached to existing poles on the way down to Pātea beach. Design work by Pātea Area School students – supported by Project Reef Life, Creative Communities South Taranaki and technical support and cutting from Reid Machining and Engineering Ltd, and others in the community who have kindly offered their expertise and time. Huge thank you to Reid's for enabling the Pātea Area School students to experience the marvel of water-jet cutting and the technology behind it! We're always inspired by the photographs we receive of the Pātea Pou!


Pātea Pou Photography

© Tim Bond. @vicarious_nz


© Tim Bond. @vicarious_nz


© Tim Bond. @vicarious_nz


© Tim Bond. @vicarious_nz


© Tim Bond. @vicarious_nz

Pātea Mural

PROJECT MURAL (Pātea, New Zealand)

On 7th of December 2018, Artist Phil 'Suspect' Jones, Pātea Area School representatives, a Creative Communities South Taranaki representative, Pātea Community Board representative, Community and Project Reef Life - South Taranaki Project Team members joined together to share in the blessing of the Project Reef Life Mural by Ngapari Nui (Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust’s Pou Tuara & Rangitaawhi Hapū Representative) and Sandy Parata (Ngāti Ruanui Kaumātua).
A grateful thank you to the Estate of Dalvanius Prime for their support towards the Project mural.



REEF LIFE ANIMATIONS (Reef Revolution Film)

In September of 2019, Project Reef media lead Rebecca led Pātea Area School and Hawera High School students in a drawing lesson which enabled student's drawings to be collected and turned into animations for the Reef Revolution short documentary on Project Reef Life.
A big thank you to Jess Tipping who created these animations & in doing so brought students reef drawings to life!

You can view the film at:

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