Artist: Graham Hoete, Mr G, Tauranga

Year: 2017

This mural was painted by Graham Hoete, known as Mr G.  It depicts local Taonga (treasure) Mable Wharekawa-Burt who was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009 for her service to performing arts and the community.  This mural is part of a book he is putting together, Mr G 100 New Zealand Portraits.  All are painted in obscure, remote rural locations around New Zealand.