Chorus Boxes

Photo of Queen Street Chorus Box by Artist Philip Sue - Jan 2019.

There are a large number of Chorus boxes in the district that require beautification. Horowhenua District Council will facilitate this process each year and call out for artists to put forward their submissions to paint selected Chorus boxes that have been allocated.

Council will work with Chorus to decide on the successful artist and submission. Chorus will have final approval of the design or may request modifications.

Artists are entitled to remuneration between $400 to $1,500, depending on the size of the cabinet, to undertake the work.

Applications are now closed

Applications to submit your artwork were open from 2 August 2020 to 14 September 2021. 


The most suitable mural projects will be selected on the following:

  1. Sketch / Design.
  2. Meaning behind the artwork.
  3. Artist’s availability and agreement to complete within given timescales.
  4. Originality.
  5. Creativity.
  6. Enhancement / visual improvement that the project would make to beautify the community.

Design entries, along with a 500-word explanation, need to be submitted. Chorus will have final approval of the design or may request modifications.

Artist Information Pack & Checklist(PDF, 194KB)

Let’s celebrate

Talented artists in our district have already been working hard to add their artistic flair to the Chorus boxes and helping to create a beautiful looking community.

If you want to go and see these masterpieces yourself, you can view a map of the locations.

Map of Chorus boxes and locations in the Horowhenua District

Successful entries

If the artist has been successful, the following requirements must be met:

  • A health and safety form must be filled in and returned prior to work starting
  • The mural is painted within a specified timeframe
  • Prepare own invoice
  • Supply photos of finished artwork.

Chorus Health & Safety Risk Assessment Form - Chorus Boxes(PDF, 301KB)

Watch the Queen Street Mural Timelapse