Taylor completed a number of murals towards the end of his career.
Information is varied on the current status of these works: some are known to be intact, some have been boarded over, some are in need of restoration work, and the fate of others is simply unknown. These works are currently the subject of a Massey University College of Creative Arts research project, the East. Mervyn Taylor mural search & recovery project Taita Soil Bureau, "First Kumera Planting" One of his commissions was a mural at the Taitā headquarters of Soil Bureau depicting cloaked figure using a kō (Māori digging stick).
In the short film "Pictorial Parade Number.
128", produced in 1962 by the National Film Unit, Taylor can be seen discussing the mural with Mr. Normal Taylor (Director of the Soil Bureau), and subsequently painting lieutenant
Wall mural – painted in situ for the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research)’s Soil Building in Taita. COMPAC Building, "Te Ika-a-Māui" The mural was commissioned by the New Zealand Government to mark the 1962 completion of the Tasman leg of the Commonwealth Pacific Cable (COMPAC) – a huge underwater telephone cable system that connected New Zealand to its Commonwealth allies in the aftermath of World War Two.
The mural was originally housed in the COMPAC landing station in Auckland.
In 2014 this mural was discovered by artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith. The work was brought to public attention once again through her project Te Ika-a-Akoranga.