Enhance The New Library and Health Hub Entrance!

Enhance The New Library and Health Hub Entrance!

mahau Enhance The New Library and Health Hub Entrance!

Artists are invited to submit expressions of interest to produce designs for various pieces to enhance entranceway features for the new Library and Children’s Health Hub building.

The design brief is broad, but it is expected that the artist/s will respond to and reflect the vision and design philosophy of ‘Te Aka Mauri,’  embracing concepts that are both traditional and contemporary in nature.

1.  Mahau

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The Mahau has potential for creation of the Tau Rapa, Tau Ihu, and Raparapa x2 (left and right). These features need to be fabricated from all-weather and robust materials, which may include, but are not limited to, timber, steel or polycarbonate. The finished elements will then be affixed to the existing structural beams.

2. Pare

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Sitting above the main entrance doors, it is envisaged that the Pare will be carved to dimensions of 4660mm length x 500mm width. Although under cover, consideration of the elements (direct sunlight, moisture etc) is essential.  This is a carved timber piece only.

3. Poutokomanawa

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The Poutokomanawa will be installed inside, immediately to the left of the main entranceway. Estimated dimensions – approx. 6,600mm height x 600mm width. Fabrication materials may include, but are not limited to polycarbonate, aluminum or fiberglass.

To register interest in this project, please provide the following:

  • A brief description and preliminary visual concept for the intended artwork/s.
  • A description of intended materials, construction and installation methods.
  • An indication of costings and time frames.
  • A brief C.V. and, where possible, relevant folio examples.

Deadline for submissions – 9.00am, Monday 19th June.

 

Further discussion 

An opportunity to discuss the project more fully with the commissioning team is offered on Wednesday the 7th June at Rotorua Lakes Council. Two sessions are available: Wednesday 1.00 – 3.00pm, or Wednesday 5.30 -7.30pm.

 

Timeframes:

Call for expressions of interest Thurs 1st June
Discussion of requirements, questions/answers

Rotorua Lakes Council Building

Wed 7th June

1-3pm   or   5.30 -7pm

Deadline for Submissions, Preliminary Selection (shortlist) Mon 19th June

9.00am

Presentation of finalist concepts

Rotorua Lakes Council Building

Wed 21st June
Selection of lead artist/s Thurs 22nd June
Completion of artworks Late November, 2017

Hard copy submissions may be delivered to The Rotorua Arts Village, Hinemaru St. Rotorua. Please note:  ‘Attn: Marc’. Electronic submissions with a file size less than 2mb are welcomed.

For a detailed information package including ‘Te Aka Mauri’ design philosophy and detailed plans please contact Marc Spijkerbosch, The Rotorua Lakes Council Community Arts Officer.