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Mudge Mural Meanderings, Gisborne

Graeme Mudge Murals are found throughout Gisborne city... as you take a leisurely meander around the city.

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We are delighted to bring you a sample of his work and skill as a local artistic identity...

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Graeme Mudge - Self Portrait2003: This Self Portrait of Gisborne's Artist Graeme Mudge was painted  to mark 40 years since he arrived in Gisborne 1963.

2012: This year he was named a Queen's Service Medal (QSM) recipient in the New Year honours list. Acknowledged for his services to art.

No one else in Gisborne has spent 40 years getting up every morning and doing pen and wash pictures of every building, every area of the district, as Graeme Mudge QSM has done. Let alone the abstract oils, the meticulous life drawing, the murals (as shown on this webpage) that are scattered around the city, plus other worldly sculptures, hewn from Totara and burnished to a high sheen.

Later in 2012 Graeme will mark the 50th anniversary of his arrival in Gisborne with a special 80th birthday show that is scheduled for September in the Tairawhiti Museum... details will be announced in due course.


This webpage is offically endorsed by Graeme Mudge, QSM
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With Young Nicks Head in the background... the Childrens Playground TRAIN Station Mural on Centennial Marine Drive is well worth viewing...

Childrens Playground TRAIN Station Mural on Centennial Marine Drive

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Poverty Bay Bowling Club.. Two Murals side by side - one old and one new... (please note that the Guy & Dunsmore store - is no longer open)

Poverty Bay Bowling Club.. can be viewed from Wainui Road just over the Gladstone Road bridge opposite the wharf...

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Farmers Market Mural... Fitzherbert St. opposite Gisborne District Council - at the end of the Car Park back of CSL Security

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Affectionately known as 'The Cossie'... the Cosmopolitan Club in Grey Street, commisioned Graeme Mudge to create these two wonderful working men muralsl...
Cosmopolitan Club in Grey Street, Gisborne
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This 4 sided mural is set beside the River Walkway, these two photos show three of the four sides...
Forme Post Office and Magistrates Court as depcited here on Reads Quay, (opposite Wharf), Gisborne
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Gisborne's unique historic JAIL... Window images grace the old building... Centennial Marine Drive

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Close up sample of one of the JAIL windows...

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'Time of Sails'... Awapuni Road corner near Rivermouth... opposite Captain Cook Statue...

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This beautiful BUS Shelter Mural is found on corner Bright Street & Gladstone Road Gisborne city...

Art mirrors life at the bus stop Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Gisborne Herald

ARTIST Graeme Mudge’s murals mirror aspects of Gisborne life — literally, in his most recent work.
The reflection of a parked bus fills the back wall of the Bright Street bus-shelter. The shelter’s dimensions are so close to those of the bus itself, the work is almost life-size.
Featured in the bus-stop mural is Mr Mudge’s wife Lizette.  The artist himself can be seen in the work too, not as a passenger but as a crouching, bearded bloke painting a watercolour of the bus from across the road.
Working in a domain as public as a bus shelter meant that more people than usual took an interest in what he was doing. Naturally, “there was considerable input” as to who should appear in it.
A passenger in a red, green and yellow striped beanie has been immortalised in the mural, as has a man in a grey hoodie.  At the wheel is the “happy bus-driver”.
http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=23800

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'The Town Crier': Another beautiful Mural to be found in the courtyard of the Gisborne District Council, Fitzherbert Avenue
Close up view of the Town Crier with various local characters and officals in attendance...
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Another beautiful Mural is to be found in the Entrance Foyer of the War Memorial Theatre. Bright Street Gisborne 
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The Triathlon CLUB building is located on the cnr. Awapuni Rd & Centennial Marine Drive Reserve, Midway Beach. (opposite the old Jail)
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Forestry Walkway Mural: Crawford Road, above...
Close-Up look at the Forestry Walkway Mural: Crawford Road, above...
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This Wall Mural of Watties... is somewhat faded nowdays... having weathered well in the hot sunshine of Gisborne... this was one of the earlier works completed by Graeme.... and can be found on Customhouse Street, seaward end, and fixed on the shed wall, of the local tourist attraction Steam Engine Wa165.
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Gisborne Civic Band Mural on Childers Road near Grey Street corner is another moment of Gisborne's history captured by Graeme to delight all...
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