The man behind Dunedin's popular Ed Sheeran mural has taken to the walls to pay tribute to an iconic Kiwi artist.
Tyler Kennedy Stent's latest subject is the late Ralph Hotere - one of New Zealand's most important contemporary artists, who died in 2013 at 81.
For more than 50 years, Hotere spoke of New Zealand's social, political and cultural history through his art.
In 2011, he was made a member of the Order of New Zealand - the country's highest honour, which is only held by 20 living people at one time.
Hotere is well-known for his Aramoana series where he expressed his concern about plans to build a aluminium smelter at the Otago township.
"We were actually talking about Ralph Hotere and Dunedin icons before Ed Sheeran, and he [Ed] popped up and it was a compulsive 'let's do it kind of thing'," Kennedy Stent says.
"Because of how he addressed issues such as this Horere can be seen as a role model to many of us today.
"His work encourages artists, such as myself, to use art as a vessel to tackle political matters and preserve our culture."
Work on Hotere's mural started on Wednesday, and working tirelessly through the night, Kennedy Stent hopes to have it completed on Thursday.
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The mural will be his last, closing the chapter on his time in Dunedin. Kennedy Stent is taking a year off to travel to Nepal - the place that kickstarted his career when he met photographer Lachlan Bylhouwer.
The Sheeran mural was used to promote his three South Island concerts earlier this year.