Call for Proposals - Masons Screen Commissions 2020
CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council are now accepting proposals for three new commissions of $600 for Wellington's Masons Screen.
A single monitor embedded in a walkway between the Terrace and Lambton Quay, Masons Screen was established as a public art project in 2016. Since then, over 50 video works have been seen by thousands of passers-by each month, as they commute between the centres of government, shopping and transport. The 2020 commissions will be shown on Masons Screen for a month each from November 2020 - January 2021. CIRCUIT will also commission an essay on the three works, to be published on the CIRCUIT website in 2021.
According to a 1913 letter to the Dominion newspaper, 'Mason’s Steps' were named after Mr William Mason, who arrived in Wellington in 1842 and ran a blacksmith’s shop at the back of the site. “In those days… there was nothing more than a rough track through the manuka scrub”.
Applications should include a description of the proposed project up to 1 page in length, with an additional bio of the artist, and details of any proposed collaborators. Included in the 1 page description of the proposed project should be a statement about how the project will respond to the context of public space.
Deadline: 10am, Monday 13 July 2020