Call for Proposals - Masons Screen Commissions 2021/22
The deadline for this project has now passed. Thanks to all who applied.
CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council are now accepting proposals for three new commissions of $600 for Wellington's Masons Screen. Note: Open to artists who are either from, or currently based in Aotearoa.
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 2021 commissions will be shown on Masons Screen for a month each from November 2021 - January 2022. CIRCUIT will also commission an essay on the three works, to be published on the CIRCUIT website in 2022.
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, including a statement about how the project will respond to the context of public space)
- an bio of the artist, and details of any proposed collaborators
- if available, links to video of your previous work
Deadline: 12 July 2021