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Otis Frizzell creates artwork for Samoa

  • The completed work by Otis Frizzell

      20 October 2009

    WOW! We're so impressed and hope you are too. The final artwork left Te Papa on Monday 19 October and we're now waiting on confirmation of it's new home in Samoa."" In the meantime, we're working to produce some limited edition prints that we will auction shortly, with all funds raised for the NZ Red Cross Samoa Tsunami Relief Fund. Watch this space for more details...

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  • Update for 15/10/2009

      15 October 2009

    The artwork is gaining momentum having featured on TV One's Breakfast this morning, and a National Radio interview yesterday afternoon. We've had more visitors to Te Papa as a result which is great - and only one more day of painting to go! More comments are being added as the artwork nears completion, as well as an acknowledgement of the donations wefve had from all over the world. We can't wait to see the finished product tomorrow.

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  • Update for 14/10/2009

      14 October 2009

    The artwork is really taking off today - new colours, new images and even more interest from the public and national media. We're pleased to announce that the artwork will stay in the Wellington Foyer of Te Papa (next to the Information Desk) over the weekend, so come on down and see it in all its completed glory. Donor comments are now being added - is yours included We've uploaded pictures of today's progress - as you can see, it's really coming along.

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  • Update for 13/10/2009

      13 October 2009

    Painting kicked off in earnest this morning, with many members of the public popping into Te Papa to offer words of encouragement and praise. We're really pleased to have such positive feedback. With the mural sketched out in chalk, and painting now in progress, the next few days will be busy as Otis works to complete the 7 panel, 8 metre wide artwork. We hope our Resene Paint doesn't run out! Not only will the mural incorporate comments from people who have donated through the Givealittle site, but it reflects the vibrant colour, life and culture of the Samoan people. Thanks again to our supporters: Te Papa, Resene and the Museum Hotel for helping to make this artwork a reality, at such short notice.

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