CALL FOR PROPOSALS – UNISON POWER CABINET ART (x2)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – UNISON POWER CABINET ART (x2)

Artists and creatives are invited to submit proposals for the embellishment of a series of new Unison Cabinets which are destined to be installed throughout the city and its environs over the coming months.

labelled CALL FOR PROPOSALS – UNISON POWER CABINET ART (x2)
Artist’s Impression- cnr Tutanekai and Pukuatua Sts

The installations are typically 2 sets of cabinets. One is the switchboard cabinet (Apictured above), the other is the larger more complex transformer cabinet (B).

The artwork will be painted, either by brush or spray (or combination of both) at a facility within the Unison depot on Bidois Rd – to later be installed on site.

The first cabinets will be positioned permanently on the corner of Tutanekai and Pukuatua Streets (pictured above). This is a high profile area of Rotorua’s CBD.

The second cabinets will situated at 325 Fenton on motel grounds (pictured below). This represents a key feature for passers-by and pedestrians.

325-Fenton CALL FOR PROPOSALS – UNISON POWER CABINET ART (x2)

Considerations

Although no specific theme for the artwork has been chosen, it is expected that the imagery would reflect Rotorua’s unique cultural and physical environment – and of course be sympathetic and appropriate to the surrounding area in which it is situated.

Cabinets

Dimensions (approximate):

Switchboard cabinet:   900mm(w) x 800mm (l) x 1400mm(h)

Transformer cabinet:  1200mm(w) x 2400mm(l) x 1400mm(h)

Cabinets will be pre-primed and ready to accept final paint coatings.

Artist’s quotation must include the application of a sealer/protective coating.

A site visit to assess the cabinets more closely can be arranged by request.

Cabinets
Dimensions (approximate):

Switchboard cabinet:   900mm(w) x 800mm (l) x 1400mm(h)

Transformer cabinet:  1200mm(w) x 2400mm(l) x 1400mm(h)

Cabinets will be pre-primed and ready to accept final paint coatings.

Artist’s quotation must include the application of a sealer/protective coating.

A site visit to assess the cabinets more closely can be arranged by request.

Timeframes

Deadline for proposals                                    August 12th

Selection of artwork/s (via panel)                 August 14th

Completion of works                                       August 31st

Budget

Please include an estimate of costings.

Submissions

Please include:

Concept/s or proposal/s

A short biography

Relevant folio examples

Deadline for submissions

August 12th

Submissions may be sent via e-mail attachment to:

Marc Spijkerbosch                marc.spijkerbosch @ rotorualc.nz

Helen English                         helen.english@rotorualc.nz

*Please ensure electronic submissions are less than 5mb

Or hand deliver to the Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, Rotorua Attn: Marc or Helen

For further information contact:

Marc Spijkerbosch     Community Arts Advisor, Rotorua Lakes Council
P: 07 351 8154  Mob. 027 2805639  email: marc.spijkerbosch@rotorualc.nz