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Seeking Artists for Murals on Chorus Cabinets

Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust
MBCT Chorus Cabinet Mural Example

Job details

Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust
16 Aug 2020
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts


Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust is a community focused organisation based in South Auckland. We undertake work to beautify and enhance South Auckland’s urban and natural environment.

We’ve teamed up with Chorus to secure six cabinets in the South Auckland region for murals to be completed on. We’re currently seeking up and coming or established artists, who live, work, play or have a connection to South Auckland, to design and complete one of six cabinet murals by the end of this year. Selected artists will receive a minimum of $1,000 commission and up to $150 materials reimbursement. 

Chorus cabinets offer the perfect blank canvas and opportunity for local, artistically skilled people to get their artwork seen on a public, permanent platform! 



Franklin - 1 Wairua Place, Pukekohe

Howick - 47 Meadowland Dr, Somerville

Papakura - 1 Rushgreen Avenue, Pahurehure

Otara-Papatoetoe - 80 Wyllie Road, Papatoetoe (Tutere Road side)

Mangere-Otahuhu - 73 Frank Grey Place, Otahuhu

Manurewa - 14 Mahia Road, Manurewa (Holmes Road side)



Competition is open to all South Aucklanders including groups and individuals who live, work, study, play or have a connection to South Auckland



Native NZ Environment



Minimum $1,000, plus up to $150 materials reimbursement



June 8, 2020
Entries open

August 16, 2020
Entries close

September 2020
Judging takes place
MBCT prepare cabinet surfaces
Winners notified. Criteria and further information, invoice template and health and safety documentation sent to winners. (Health and safety documentation must be completed before commencing mural artwork.)

September 2020
Mural artwork completion begins (weather dependent)

October/November 2020
Murals completed (weather dependent), MBCT check standards, photos sent to Chorus for sign off and graffiti guard applied ASAP. Invoice and receipts from artists provided to Chorus. Commission paid to artists


How to apply

Visit our website and enter online via the link above

Alternatively, e-mail your entry to using the entry form in the PDF link above

Be sure to include:

  • Your name, e-mail address and contact phone number
  • The title of your mural design
  • Your preferred cabinet location (3 locations from the 6 listed above, in order of preference)
  • Description and context for your mural design, how it relates to the theme, Native NZ, and local community
  • Full design of the mural you propose to paint on the cabinet, including front, back, sides and top of cabinet
  • If applicable, any previous artwork to support your application 

Written by

Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust

31 Jul 2020