Proving the raw power of art

Graphic artists spruce up dull buildings

Last updated 05:00 04/03/2014
Lower Hutt murals

SHOWING THEIR SKILLS: Graphic artists Toby Jenkins and Sean Duffell have created this impressive mural on the wall of an electrical substation in Lower Hutt.

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Dull looking electrical substations in Lower Hutt are being sparked into life by talented local artists. Toby Jenkins and Sean Duffell put the finishing touches on fresh new murals at two substations in the city centre over the weekend as part of an urban art project.

"The plan was to brighten up some of these areas," graphic artist Toby Jenkins said. Wellington Electricity had offered up the substation for the project as blank urban canvases, he said.

"We've had awesome feedback from the public, people tooting and waving, so that's been awesome."

He and Sean Duffell made up their design "pretty much on the spot," he said.

The Hutt Valley Community Art Anarchy event was organised as part of the Fringe Festival. A small group of artists have been painting commissions throughout New Zealand over summer.

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- The Dominion Post


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