Calling local artists to colour up cabinets

Tangata whenua, painting by Juantia-Louisa Karora on Gravatt Rd.

The urban landscape is getting more interesting.

Otumoetai, Oropi, Mount Maunganui and downtown Tauranga are all going to experience Chorus Cabinet arty makeovers.

Creative Bay of Plenty, along with Chorus and The Breeze Tauranga 95.8FM are asking Bay of Plenty artists to submit a design for seven local telecommunications cabinets.

This year’s theme is ‘Local Historical Stories and Identities’ and the cabinets to be painted are on the corner of Oropi Rd and Warner Rd, 169 Bellevue Rd, the corner of Waihi and Otumoetai Rd, 88 Willow St, the corner of Harington and Cameron Rd, Salisbury Ave near the corner of Maunganui Rd, and 120 The Strand.

“Public art is about making a more interesting place to live, work and visit, but it can also help us tell stories, inspire ideas, reveal local identity and turn an average site into something extraordinary,” says new general manager at Creative Bay of Plenty Eric Holowacz.

The deadline is 5pm, Friday, July 24, and selected artists will be paid a commission to paint their visual statement and enhance civic space. More information is available on:

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Posted on 11-07-2020 19:50 | By

Yet between this and 11 Mission St and so on, and so on, and so on some have the audacity to say we don’t care. Open your eyes and look around. Take the blinkers off and the thumbs out of the mouths.