Chorus cabinet artwork entries

Chorus is working with the Invercargill City Council to continue its cabinet art programme.

Designs are sought from local artists for cabinets in Invercargill and, for the first time, for cabinets in rural towns in Southland District. The project sees a further five cabinets being added in Invercargill and a yet-to-be determined number in Southland District.

The cabinets become works of art in the street, often telling stories about the communities in which they are located, and help to discourage tagging. Existing cabinet art can be seen at the Chorus website.

Chorus cabinet art
A Chorus cabinet in Diption Street

Chorus, a telecommunications infrastructure company, pays $1000 for each cabinet, which includes the design, painting and application of graffiti guard. The payment for smaller cabinets is $400.

To be considered to work on a cabinet, supply an A4 sketch of your design, a short description of what the design means and a note about any relevant experience.

Proposals for Invercargill cabinets should be sent to Council Community Development Manager Mary Napper at For Southland cabinet proposals, contact Venture Southland Community Development Planner Kathryn Cowie at
The closing date for proposals is 20 September 2017.

Chorus will make the final decision on which art works it chooses and it is envisaged that the work will be completed as soon as weather permits.