by Twoone

Auckland, NZ – March 2016


Finding This Mural

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

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Story Behind This Mural

<p>This mural was created in collaboration with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).</p>
<p>Part of The Idea Collective, MOTAT’s newest contemporary innovation space and is a dynamic, evolving and collaborative project. It brings together a diverse set of innovators, artists, designers, and technologists to create exciting displays and experiences that celebrate New Zealand’s vibrant innovation culture.</p>

Artist Statement

I painted the Kōkako,' a New Zealand native bird that is in danger of extinction. Kokako populations are slowly increasing thanks to recent research by the Department of Conservation, which has found a way to improve its genetic diversity by sneakily swapping eggs between different families of Kokako. I think this attitude of using science, knowledge, and technology is key to ensuring a viable future for these magnificent creatures.

The Focus

New Zealand's endangered birds