Buller District Council

Cabinet art is spreading in Buller

11th August, 2021

Chorus is once again working with Buller District Council to bring artwork to the cabinets in the district and is now calling for designs from local artists.

This year, two further cabinets in Buller have been chosen for beautification and artists are encouraged to get their designs in before the deadline of September 1.

Chorus Community Relations Manager Jo Seddon says that it makes sense to partner with local councils, as they know their communities best.

“It is great to work with local councils when it comes to choosing cabinets and designs,” she says.

“Buller District Council has nominated the two cabinets 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 tagging.

Council Communications and Community Services Officer Mira Schwill will be co-ordinating designs and artists and says it is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their talents to not only the Buller community but also the wider world.

“This is a win-win for our communities. Not only do we get fantastic art works in our streetscape, but also it provides work and promotion of our local artists,” she said.

Requests for designs are now open and the winning design for each cabinet will be chosen from entries received.

Information can be found on 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: https://www.chorus.co.nz/blog/cabinet-art-gallery/

 

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For more information please contact:
Chorus Community Relations Manager
Jo Seddon
Jo.Seddon@chorus.co.nz
027 655 5135


Photo: Skillfully painted cabinet on Russel Street features local artwork beautifying Westport.

 

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