Porirua artists can put their stamp on Porirua’s neighbourhoods, as phone company Chorus extends its cabinet art programme.
Beginning in 2010, the Chorus programme has proved successful around the country, decreasing the frequency of tagging in areas when the cabinets have art works on them.
Six more coming
A number in Porirua have had a colourful makeover and six more have been earmarked in the city — cabinets on Gloucester St, Hampshire St, Martin St, outside Takapa Ähia Marae, Joseph Banks Dr, and Titahi Bay Rd.
Council Village Projects Co-ordinator Bill Inge is liaising with Chorus and says it is a great opportunity for artists to show their talents to not just the Porirua community but also a much wider audience.
All designs will be considered for a 2022 Chorus calendar, available nationally and internationally.
A ‘win win’ for communities
And Porirua City Mayor Anita Baker says: “It’s a win-win for our communities.
“Not only do we get fantastic art works in our streetscape, but also it provides work and promotion of our local artists.”