Art­works fea­ture lo­cal faces and places

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DRAB telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions cab­i­nets dot the coun­try, but they are colour­ful pieces of art­work in the Bay of Plenty.

Cho­rus re­cently ran a com­pe­ti­tion in the Bay of Plenty call­ing for lo­cal artists to sub­mit de­signs to beau­tify the cab­i­nets, which are of­ten tar­geted by tag­gers who leave be­hind un­sightly graf­fiti.

Cho­rus found, through its cab­i­net art pro­gramme which be­gan in 2010, that­would-be tag­gers are less likely to van­dalise cab­i­netswith mu­rals on them out of re­spect for the art­work.

The win­ning de­signs were by artists Shane Walker, Shan­non Wright, Jimmy Robertson and Juanita-Louise Karora, cho­sen for their close con­nec­tion to the com­pe­ti­tion theme “our places and faces”.

Shane’s art adorns a cab­i­net on Hotham St. His work de­picts Mount Maun­ganui and Matakana Is­land.

Shan­non’s im­age of Tiki Taane is lo­cated on the cor­ner of Cameron Rd and El­iz­a­beth St. She picked Tiki as “his dis­tinc­tive tattoos and sense of style is reg­u­larly seen around my neigh­bour­hood in Pa­pamoa”, she said.

Jimmy’s piece can be found on Aero­drome Rd. His de­sign in­di­cates the im­por­tance of the sea to the Bay.

Juanita-Louise’s work is based onMa¯ori tan­gatawhenua. The cab­i­net is lo­cated on Gra­vatt Rd.

Shane Walker’s art­work de­picts Mount Maun­ganui and Matakana Is­land. Left; Shan­non Wright’s art­work is of Tiki Taane, a reg­u­lar in her neigh­bour­hood.

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