The call is out for local Auckland artists to submit their designs to beautify Chorus cabinets with painted murals in the greater Auckland district.
Chorus is once again working with South Auckland’s Beautification Trust to transform six cabinets in South Auckland and artists are encouraged to get their designs in before the deadline of August 31.
Last year the project was so successful that Chorus and the Beautification Trust are now looking to extend its reach further.
Chorus Community Relations Manager Jo Seddon says that it makes sense to partner with local organisations, as they have the same goal in mind when it comes to discouraging graffiti vandalism.
“It is great to working with the Beautification Trust when it comes to choosing cabinets and designs as they know the area and what the community needs,” she says.
“They have nominated six cabinets in South Auckland in need of a makeover and we’re really looking forward to seeing what local artists come up with.”
These cabinets become works of art in the street, often telling stories about the communities in which they are located and help to discourage graffiti vandalism.
Erin Bowers will be managing the South Auckland submissions on behalf of the Beautification Trust and is also looking forward to seeing the designs artists submit.
“We’ve been working with Chorus since around 2013 and we’re so excited to see what this year’s artists bring to our streets.”
“Art in our local spaces plays such an important role in creating communities of belonging and connection, which is a key focus at the Beautification Trust.”
The feedback from the community is always so positive, and we love being able to give artists opportunities to showcase their talents.” She says.
Requests for designs are now open and the winning design for each cabinet will be chosen from entries received.
Information can be found on the Chorus dedicated webpage: https://www.chorus.co.nz/community/cabinet-art-programme
All finished art will be included on the Chorus website and will be considered for the 2022 Chorus Cabinet Art calendar, copies of which are sent around the world.
Existing murals can be seen here: