Running the length of Hagley Street to Ferry Place, the light boxes are a unique public site for the display of art. They provide an opportunity for curators and artists to exhibit work in a dynamically urban, high-profile and challenging environment.
There are 3 double-sided light boxes, and each is a 3-metre tall, made of steel and glass, have been installed in the spine of Porirua’s CBD, Te Manawa.
Light box artworks are digital files printed on vinyl that is adhered directly to the glass panel door of each light box. The front face of the artwork is adhesive and the printed images have a degree of translucency. The light boxes are lit at night, but not during the day.
Light box dimensions
Light box exhibitions run for approximately five months. The next lightbox exhibition will open in the early 2024.
Arts organisations, institutions, curators and artists will be invited to submit exhibition proposals. The deadline for proposals is Monday 4 March 2024.
We require a written proposal that includes:
Artists are welcome to discuss their proposal ideas with the curatorial team at Pātaka.
Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF via email to: [email protected]
Your proposal will be reviewed by the Porirua City Council’s Public Art Panel. You will be notified of a decision by email by April 2024.
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