The mural was made by the children and community of Napier. There are numerous symbols in the mural that reflects New Zealand including some of the native animal and birds, such as the kiwi and pukeko. The mural also shows its wine and produce and includes the love of rugby!
The Creative Peace Murals, a collection of 11 tapestries made by communities across the world, are exhibited together for the first time in Westminster Hall as part of Arts in Parliament.
Each mural is a local art project which draws upon values and themes important to each community and includes the earth, sea and sky and illustrates day and night on the curve of the earth or on a horizon line. The inner panel in the landscape shows the history, geography and culture of the community or country. The outer border is made up of handprints, in gold, silver and copper by the participants of each mural and represents the people of the earth.
Arts in Parliament is an innovative arts programme of free events which brings arts, music, dance and poetry in the historic Houses of Parliament, celebrating artistic talent during the Olympic year.
Image: Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright