Paradox Tauranga Street Art Festival

Paradox Live welcomes street art festival with Troy Kingi and Bailey Wiley

Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival is celebrating the first weekend of the festival with free live performances by New Zealand musicians The Troy Kingi Band and Bailey Wiley at the central city waterfront this Saturday, 1 April. They will be accompanied by some of the best musicians from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Visitors can choose from a wide range of entertainment with music on the waterfront, guided wall walks around town or the Paradox Inside exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery.

Tauranga waterfront will come to life with some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. Troy Kingi, musician-actor of Te Arawa, Nga Puhi and Te Whanau-a-Apanui descent is best known for his role as TK in Taika Waititi's film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. He took to music at a young age and has grown to be a master of both electric and acoustic guitars; drums, bass, keys and countless other instruments.

Hawera born singer and songwriter Bailey Wiley began to sing at the age of six and her golden soul voice made waves across the country. Bailey already shared the stage with the established and the up-and-coming, and now she’s setting off for Tauranga to join The Troy Kingi Band on stage and entertain the crowds.

The Troy Kingi Band and Bailey Wiley will be supported by some of the best musicians from Paradox Live associate sponsor Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Live music and interactive artwork as well as food and beverage stalls by The Little Big Markets including a licensed area managed by Paradox supporter Mount Brewing Co. will be at the central city waterfront from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, 1 April.

Visitors are given the opportunity to indulge themselves into street art through free guided wall walks around the central city. The guided walks start twice a day at 11.30am and 1pm at Tauranga Art Gallery and provide visitors with background information on the new murals around town created by some of the world’s finest artists. The guided wall walks will take place daily from 1 to 15 April 2017.

The free exhibition at the gallery is the centrepiece of the 12-week festival, featuring the extensive Oi YOU! street art collection and works created of the world’s most well-known street artists. Tauranga Art Gallery will be open from 10am until 4.30pm. Please plan ahead and be aware that we are expecting large crowds for the first weekend of Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival.

The Strand (from Devonport Road to Harrington Street) and Wharf Street (from Willow Street to The Strand) will be closed from 9am until 5pm on Saturday. Visitors can park all day free in either Spring Street or Elizabeth Street parking buildings or on off-street car parks. Bay Hopper buses will be running as usual and provide an easy access to the city centre from all suburbs.

Tauranga Street Art Festival

Published: Friday, 31 Mar 2017 08:00 by Tauranga City Council