Chorus cabinet art
Whether you paint for a living or as a hobby, we look for artists who’d like to showcase their work on Chorus' telecommunications cabinets (those big green or grey boxes you see sitting around next to our footpaths and roads). (The image shows one in Wellington by artist David Marshall – photo by Evan Davies.)
Chorus runs this programme of cabinet art to support local artists and deter graffiti. Successful artists for 2023 have been announced.
We've announced the successful artists for Kāpiti for 2023 – read on for more!
Artists are paid for the materials and contribution for their time. We helped Chorus select a design for a cabinet in Rauparaha Street (Ōtaki), MacLean Street (Paraparaumu Beach), Menin Road (Raumati South) and Mahara Place/Marae Lane (Waikanae).
Menin Road, Raumati South
Kereru sunset – Ruth Mitchener
Ruth says "Living in Raumati South, I hold a strong reverence to the beauty of nature, and the relaxing lifestyle of the sunny coast, something the locals all enjoy too. The locals here being the abundant kereru, depicted reading, relaxing, listening, and stretching in another beautiful Kāpiti coast sunset."
Maclean Street, Paraparaumu Beach
Sunset over Kāpiti – Finley Cooper-Camm
Finley says "My design is the sun setting over Kapiti Island, a representation of the beauty of the Kapiti Coast and a sight that can be seen at Paraparaumu Beach, where this power box is located. In the foreground of this image there is a scroll with script reading 'Kapiti Coast'."
"I used the scroll with the calligraphy style script to represent the history Kapiti Island has as a whaling location. This design would be a good fit for the box as it includes the local surroundings and would brighten the area."
Marae Lane, Waikanae
Māori designs – Kahurangi Tizzoni
Kahurangi plans a simple Māori design similar to the example pictured, with a gradient of blues and greens running behind representing the sky, land and sea. The artist will work with the Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti representative on the Public Art Panel to develop the design to ensure it's appropriate to the Whakarongotai Marae.
Reikorangi Reserve, Reikorangi
Poppi Pīwakawaka – Christina Higgie
Reikorangi means ‘Gateway to heaven’; this mural shows two faces of Poppi Pīwakawaka sitting in her natural surroundings and other bird life, which you can hear throughout the community – welcoming those who come into the tranquil Reikorangi village.
Rauparaha Street, Ōtaki
Te Rito Kura
Tamariki from Te Rito Kura are working on their design for this cabinet, working with the Public Art Panel. We're looking forward to their final designs!