Mason's Screen

Sandy Gibbs, Lighting an Old Flame (2017)Sandy Gibbs, Lighting an Old Flame (2017)

Mason’s Screen is a 24 hour public screen for artists video. Supported by Wellington City Council and programmed by CIRCUIT, Mason’s Screen is located off the Terrace and presents a new artist work each month.

To send submissions of existing works, please contact Mark Williams, Works must be by New Zealand or New Zealand-based artists, and have been completed within the past 18 months. In submitting your work please consider the nature of public space. Please send an online link with your submission, plus a synopsis and a short bio to Mark Williams <>.

Current Work
Sandy Gibbs, Lighting and Old Flame (2017), Digital video, sound. 2 minutes, 35 seconds. 

A recreation of the lighting of the 1968 Olympic flame, an event that once inspired the artist as a youth, now recreated as a celebration of the older female body.

Previous Works

Mark Harvey, Let's Go! (2017)
Claire Harris, Beseated (2016)
Christina Read, The Brain My Brain (2016)
Lara Lindsay-Parker, Sad @ the beach (2017)

Matilda Fraser, The Eight Hours Plan (2017)
Guillaume Cailleau, Funktionslust (2017)

Anna Iti, All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua (2017)
Sriwhana Spong, Learning Duets (2012) / Beach Study (2012)
Melissa Irving, being-(t)here (2012)
Robyn Jordaan, The Present Continuous (2016)
Mike Ting, Kind of Blue (2016)
Sam Norton, Untitled 3 (2015)
Aliyah Winter, Eli Jenkins Prayer (2015)
Hugh Chesterman, i am who i am (who am i?) (2016)
Chris Ulutupu, Ladies (2016)

Kate Woods, Water Feature (2016)
Mike Heynes Location!… location? (2016)
Sarah Jane Parton, The Best Trick (Everyone Smiles at Hotel Smile) (2016)
Bridget Reweti, Mana Tū, Mana Toa, Mana Ake Ake (2015)
Gabrielle Amodeo, Slow and mournfully; slow and sad; slow and solemnly (2013)
Caroline Johnston, Songs about PLEASE REMOVE (2014)
Heather Hayward, Les Mills Gym (2014)
Erica Sklenars, Popsicle (2011)
Jordana Bragg, How to water the roses (3) (2015)
Laura Duffy, Food fat insanity (2015)
Terry Urbahn, Don't Die Until Later (2013)
Denise Batchelor, Stranded (2015)

Site History
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”. Then, as now, the Lane was used as a short cut from Lambton Quay to the Terrace. In 2016, the Lane is more likely to be a passageway for morning commuters and lunchtime office workers seeking a quick bite before they return to work.