by Freeman White

Napier, NZ – March 2017


Finding This Mural

On Raffles/Bower Street in the Napier City Council carpark

77 Raffles St, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

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Story Behind This Mural

Freeman’s tribute mural forms part of our Dakuwaqa Project in memory of our late friend and fellow conservationist, Rob Stewart.

Artist Statement

I have painted the Mural as a tribute to Oceanographer and filmmaker Rob Stewart who tragically drowned earlier this year filming the sequel to his award-winning film Sharkwater, off the Florida coast. I included the quote from Rob "Conservation is the preservation of human life on Earth"
 and opted to paint a mural that portrays the Shark as a powerful Majestic creatures.

The Focus

Shark conservation

Take Action

Help conserve shark populations by:

  • Refraining from consuming shark fins and meat
  • Purchasing cosmetic/health products that don't contain squalene (shark liver oil)
  • Avoiding pet food that list 'white fish' as an ingredient as it likely is shark
  • Supporting responsible shark tourism operations and experience the animals in their natural habitat