Chorus Cabinets

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

Horowhenua District Council facilitates this process each year and calls out for artists to put forward their submissions to paint selected Chorus cabinets that have been allocated.

Five cabinets have been chosen for beautification in 2023. This year’s selection are located in Foxton, Levin Hōkio Beach Manakau.

Applications are closed 

Applications open on Monday 24 July and close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 August 2023.

Council will work with Chorus to decide on the successful artists. Chorus will have final approval of the design (and may request modifications).

Depending on the size of the cabinet you're allocated, you'll be paid between $400 and $1,500 for your work. 


We take all of these elements into consideration when deciding on the artists:

  • sketch / design
  • meaning behind the artwork
  • originality
  • creativity
  • how the artwork enhances the community where the box is located
  • artist’s availability and agreement to complete within the given timeframe.

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 cabinets and helping to create a beautiful looking community. These cabinets become works of art in the street, often telling stories about the communities in which they are located and helping to discourage tagging.

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 you've been successful, the following requirements must be met:

  • health and safety form completed and returned prior to work starting
  • mural painted within the specified timeframe
  • invoice supplied to Chorus 
  • photos of finished artwork provided.

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

Watch the Queen Street Mural Timelapse