Chorus Cabinet Art 2020

Calling local artists: help us make our Western Bay environments more colourful. Creative Bay of Plenty, Chorus, and The Breeze Tauranga 95.8FM have a Streetwise Opportunity for you!

It’s time to make our urban landscape more interesting! Creative Bay of Plenty has again partnered with Chorus and The Breeze Tauranga to call for designs for seven local telecommunications cabinets. If you are a Bay of Plenty artist and want to submit a design, this year’s theme is Local Historical Stories and Identities. The deadline is 5pm, Friday 24 July, and selected artists will be paid a commission to paint their visual statement and enhance civic space.

“Public art is about making a more interesting place to live, work, and visit, but it can also help us tell stories, inspire ideas, reveal local identity, and turn an average site into something extraordinary,” says Eric Holowacz, new General Manager at Creative Bay of Plenty. “That’s exactly what this partnership — and ongoing project to transform our region’s Chorus telecommunications cabinets — will do.”

Holowacz and the team at Creative Bay of Plenty are coordinating this public art effort and invite all local artists and visual communicators to submit a design for consideration. Selected artists will be notified by early August and transformation of the cabinets on site will begin soon after.

For complete information and submission terms, download the criteria: Chorus Cabinet Artist Criteria.
Fill out the registration form below to submit your ready design and wait to hear back.

PLEASE NOTE: the theme for this year’s project is Local Historical Stories and Identities.


The cabinets to be painted are at the following locations:

  • Cnr Oropi and Warner Rds
  • 169 Bellevue Rd, Otumoetai
  • Cnr Waihi & Otumoetai Rd
  • 88 Willow St
  • Cnr Harrington & Cameron Rd
  • Salisbury Ave near the corner of Maunganui Road
  • 120 The Strand


For further questions about this and other creative opportunities, contact Rose Treadwell at Creative Bay of Plenty:


Chorus Cabinet Art 2020 - Registration

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