Cabinet Art Coming To Our Neighbourhood
15 Nov 2023, 2:40 PM
Waitomo artists to showcase their talents.
Two artists have been chosen to paint their creative artworks on four Chorus cabinets across Waitomo streets.
Chorus’ Cabinet Art programme works with local artists to transform graffitied cabinets into beautiful murals on the streets to reduce the amount of vandalism on cabinets and for the local community to enjoy.
Chorus covers the cost for paint materials and pay artists for their contribution and the Waitomo District Council ensure graffiti guard is available to protect the murals from graffiti and unwanted tagging.
Mayor John Robertson says the Chorus Cabinet Art Programme supports artists to showcase their talents to the local community.
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Chorus through their Cabinet Art programme as we received a total of 16 submissions that were presented to a council panel for selection, and we’re impressed by the high quality of designs.”
Local artist Bex Stubbs’ designs incorporate raura symbolic of native bush and native birds on the hills of Waitomo.
The second artists to showcase their creative talents is Nirvana Steiner and her design features colourful native birds sitting on pohutukawa.
Chorus Community Relations Manager Jo Seddon says the collaboration with the Waitomo District Council helps local artists to bring artwork to the community.
“Our ongoing partnership helps us work with more local artists and bring their creativity to life,” she says.
Artists will be out painting their murals over the coming months, so keep an eye out for them.