Te Koha The Gift
Mural by Wongi Wilson
Alice Candy House classroom ACH105
Commissioned to enliven a bare teaching space whilst promoting a sense of belonging among University of Canterbury Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) students, Te Koha/The Gift is a powerful symbol for a collective gaining strength from moving forward together.
Panel one of this unique triptych is He Tangata/The People, showing a traditional bach in the mountains before moving through a mix of colour and pattern suggesting the mesh of different ethnicities and cultures now calling New Zealand home.
Since it’s installation, Te Koha/The Gift has made a huge impact on the Alice Candy House environment, and is already being referred to as a “treasure”.
Wongi Wilson is a well-known and highly regarded Christchurch street artist with many large scale commissions visible throughout the city. More of his work can be seen at www.wongi.co.nz/