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Artwork designs sought for Chorus street cabinets


Artwork designs sought for Chorus street cabinets


Artwork designs are being sought for the decoration of eight more Chorus telecommunications street cabinets in Levin.

Chorus has commissioned the project following positive public feedback about the artistic painting of six cabinets last year.

Designs must be submitted to Horowhenua District Council by 5pm on Friday 10 October.

Council's Pride and Vibrancy Committee will select the best designs from the submissions, with the possibility of designing artists being able to paint the street cabinets themselves.

Four are full size cabinets located throughout Levin. The other four are smaller cabinets located along Cambridge Street.

Last year Horowhenua artist Wendy Hodder painted the cabinets, from her own designs and designs created in collaboration with members of the community.

Horowhenua Deputy Mayor and Pride and Vibrancy committee member Councillor Garry Good says that this year they want to give designers the first right to paint their designs onto the cabinets.

He says designers should indicate whether they want the opportunity to also paint the cabinet, should their design be successful.

Cr Good is "thrilled" about the expansion of the Chorus cabinet artwork project.

“In 2013 we targeted the cabinets that had been regularly tagged in days gone by. Since the cabinets have been painted I can’t recall any instances of vandalism and we’ve also noticed a reduction in tagging in the areas surrounding these cabinets. The transformation of street appeal has been tremendous,” he said.

“This is the sort of result you only get when a community takes pride in its neighbourhood assets. The benefits are far from simply aesthetic – it’s a social change we are nurturing.

“We are hoping to see some designs from youth, as well as a variety of cultural and historical influences and from various styles. Also, on the cabinet at the corner of Cambridge Street and Bath Street there's an opportunity to for something really special as a nod to our servicemen and women as we approach the World War One centenary."


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