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Transforming Waimakariri District with Cabinet Art

Wednesday, July 19, 2023   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: arts, technology, Community

Waimakariri District Council media release: 18th July 2023

Cabinet art is coming back to the Waimakariri District and now is the time for artists to get designing.

Chorus is partnering with Waimakariri District Council to transform six cabinets and artists are encouraged to get their designs in before 31st August 2023.

Mayor Dan Gordon says he is pleased to be partnering with Chorus again to bring more cabinet art to Waimakariri.

“I am a passionate supporter of the arts and we know that artwork makes our towns more vibrant and livelier. This is a fantastic opportunity for local artists to get involved and showcase their work which can only be positive for our district,” he said.

Chorus Community Relations Manager Jo Seddon says that it makes sense to partner with local councils, as they have the same goal in mind to discourage graffiti vandalism.

“It is great to work with local councils when it comes to choosing cabinets and designs as they know what their community needs,” she said.

“Waimakariri District Council will be working with the Public Arts Trust to select the winning design for each cabinet.”

These cabinets become works of art - often telling stories about the communities in which they are located and help to discourage tagging.

Waimakariri has also been chosen as one of the towns nationwide to be part of the Rainbow cabinet art initiative.

“Anyone can put forward a design, with the only stipulation that it has meaning and promotes diversity and inclusion,” Mrs Seddon says.

Submissions are now open until Thursday 31st August 2023 and the winning design for each cabinet will be chosen from entries received.

Find out more about the Waimakariri Chorus cabinet art programme, including how to submit your design.

Check out the existing murals on Chorus cabinets across Aotearoa.