More cabinet art for Dunedin city

Sam Ovens, Cat with icecream, Castle and Dundas streets. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery
Sam Ovens, Cat with icecream, Castle and Dundas streets. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery
The Dunedin City Council is calling on Dunedin artists to send in designs for the second round of Chorus' telecommunications cabinet art programme.

Earlier this year the DCC and Chorus worked together with artists to transform regularly vandalised cabinets into works of art, many of which reflect stories about the communities surrounding them.

DCC's Policy Planner Dr Glen Hazelton said staff were "really impressed" with the calibre and numher of proposals last time .

Following the success of the first round of cabinet art, the DCC and Chorus had opened up a second round and were calling for proposals for cabinets in Caversham, Roslyn, Concord, Brockville, Bradford, Mosgiel, St Clair, Wakari, The Glen and Momona, he said.

"We know from the feedback on the first round that there are lots of other artists out there keen to put in designs," said Dr Hazelton.

Artists wanting to submit proposals needed to supply an A4 hand sketch of their design, clearly define which cabinet the design was for, a short description of what the design meant and a brief biography of any relevant experience. Proposals should be sent to the DCC by 12 noon on 12 December 2014.

Chorus paid $1000 for each cabinet to cover the design, painting and application of graffiti guard to protect the works. Materials, such as paint and brushes, were paid for on top of the fee.


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