Opportunity for artists in Grey, Buller

Published date10 August 2022
Publication titleWest Coast Messenger, The
Chorus is again working with local councils to transform cabinets and artists are encouraged to get their designs in before the deadline of August 31

Last year's project in Greymouth was so successful that Chorus and Grey District Council are now looking to extend its reach further.

Chorus community relations manager Jo Seddon says: "It makes sense to partner with local councils, as they know their communities best." "Grey District Council has nominated five cabinets in need of beautification and we're really looking forward to seeing what local artists come up with." Grey District Mayor, Tania Gibson is happy to see the continued contribution of local artists' talents throughout central Greymouth.

"These artworks add to our district being vibrant, proud and unique and we're really happy to help give our local artists such a fantastic opportunity to get their work seen." These cabinets become works of art in the street, often telling stories about the communities in which they are located and help to discourage graffiti vandalism.

Council community facilitator Lara Thomas will again be co-ordinating designs and artists and is looking forward to seeing the design that come through this year.

"This project is a great opportunity for our community. Not only do we get fantastic art works in our streetscape, but also it provides work and promotion of our local artists," she...

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