Call­ing all artists

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Artists have un­til late Novem­ber to sub­mit en­tries for an ur­ban art com­pe­ti­tion be­ing put on by Porirua City Coun­cil.

This is the sec­ond time the event has been held.

The colour­ful mu­rals from the first com­pe­ti­tion were in­stalled in one of the Mun­gavin pedes­trian tun­nels ear­lier in the year, said Trev Ma­son, the coun­cil’s graf­fiti man­age­ment co-or­di­na­tor.

‘‘ These bright mu­rals have at­tracted heaps of pos­i­tive feed­back from lo­cal res­i­dents, com­mu­nity groups, the mayor and coun­cil­lors,’’ he said.

‘‘ Now we want to pro­vide an­other op­por­tu­nity for more lo­cal artists to have their work dis­played in the sec­ond pedes­trian tun­nel near­est the rail­way sta­tion.’’

Young artists have un­til Novem­ber 26 to sub­mit an A3 or A4 sketch of their pro­posed paint­ing. Artists can sub­mit more than one con­cept sketch.

Thirty works will be se­lected for pub­lic dis­play.

Each work will at­tract a com­mis­sion of $100.

Prizes will be awarded for the three top works, and the win­ners will have an out­ing to the Weta Cave in Welling­ton.

‘‘We have a lot of peo­ple with artis­tic abil­ity in Porirua and these ur­ban art com­pe­ti­tions are a great way to pro­mote our lo­cal tal­ent while trans­form­ing graf­fiti hotspots across our city,’’ said Mr Ma­son.

In­ter­ested Porirua artists can pick up a com­pe­ti­tion en­try form from the city’s li­braries, the coun­cil’s cus­tomer ser­vice cen­tre in Cob­ham Court, Pataka re­cep­tion and Te Rau­paraha Arena.

Down­load a form from pcc.govt.nz.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact project man­ager Hay­den Nash on 021 352 288 or email hay­den.nash@gmail.com.

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