Calling all artists
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 email@example.com.