Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

July 21, 2010

Painted Boxes: Kelp and Snapper

Filed under: Art,Bethells Beach,Fish,Painted Boxes — paul @ 8:14 am
Painted Boxes: Kelp and Snapper

Painted Boxes: Kelp and Snapper

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This transformer is at Bethells Beach, on Auckland’s West Coast. Painted by an unidentified artist, it depicts kelp and snapper – appropriate for the coastal location.


  1. utility cabinets as art, great idea

    Comment by CB — July 21, 2010 @ 9:23 am

  2. I’m planning to tell the people in charge at the cultural centre in Haninge about this project, because the boxes over here are not works of art!

    Comment by Steffe — July 21, 2010 @ 10:15 am

  3. Love it! And I still wish Metro Manila would have a project like this.

    Comment by Hilda — July 21, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

  4. Good idea, Steffe! Actually, the capital of painted traffic signal boxes appears to be Brisbane (Queensland, Australia). Cara’s Brisbane Daily Photo has a nice collection, but the Brisbane City Council themselves have an excellent website for their Artforce Project, documenting over 1500 items!

    Another site I found is the category of Artistically Painted Utility Boxes at, showing examples from all over the world.

    Best wishes, and thank you all for your comments.

    Comment by paul — July 21, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

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