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Category: Painted Boxes (Page 2 of 9)

Painted Boxes: Bird with Arms (Paul Walsh)

Bird with Arms (Paul Walsh)

Bird with Arms (Paul Walsh)

Utility box on Carrington Road, near Unitec. Inscription on the side panel reads: ‘Bird with arms’ by Paul Walsh. This artwork was sponsored by Julia Wehner.

On poking around on the internet I found that in 2013, Paul Walsh ran a crowd funding project through pledge me for 10 utility boxes with a goal of NZ$350 (that’s $35 per box – what a bargain!).…

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

This cute steam engine (painted, I think, by Dan Mills) graces a utility box in Ranui (intersection Ranui Station Road and Marinich Drive South).…

Painted Boxes: Fusion

Painted Boxes: Fusion

Painted Boxes: Fusion

Not so long ago I came across this trio of boxes at the intersection of Great North Road and Rata Street. It appears to combine traditional pacific motives, Chinese dragon, and local history in the form of a black and white rendition of the old wooden railway bridge over the Whau river (replaced by a concrete structure nowadays).…

Painted Boxes: Bookstack

Bookstack, Ranui

Bookstack, Ranui

This utility box is in Ranui, by the Community House and the former library (a new library has just been opened diagonally across the intersection – we shall visit this in the near future). The subject matter is obvious: loads and loads of books, be it “War and Peace” or “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, the Bible or “Legends of Maui”, “The Bone People” or Lisa J.…

Painted Boxes: Unzipped (C.Bolton)

Painted Boxes: Unzipped (C.Bolton)

Painted Boxes: Unzipped (C.Bolton)

A transformer box painted by C. Bolton in McLeod Road, Te Atatu. A Dutch cottage with picket fence and tulips unzips to reveal a hint of van Gogh. An escape route at the back.

Note: Expressions of interest are being called by the Utility Box Project:

Call to artists for expressions of interest – West Auckland Utility Box Project
We are looking for artists to transform the utility boxes through the West Auckland area.…

Painted Boxes: Pacific Suburb

Transformer Box: Brougham Place

Transformer Box: Brougham Place

This (unsigned) transformer box is in Brougham Place, West Harbour. Pacific motifs and suburban idyll.

Note: Expressions of interest are being called by the Utility Box Project:

Call to artists for expressions of interest – West Auckland Utility Box Project
We are looking for artists to transform the utility boxes through the West Auckland area.…

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

This utility box is next to the Lawson Park Rugby League grounds in Willerton Avenue, New Lynn. It appears that the box got too small for all the equipment, so there are appendages, which of course have attracted the taggers (curse them).…

World

World

World

Colourful shop, corner Ponsonby Road and Picton Street. Little girls with ice creams (and old codgers without) stay outside.

Utility box painted by Doug Ford 2014.

Enjoy! (Doug Ford, 2014)

Enjoy! (Doug Ford, 2014)

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