The Wellington Sculpture Trust is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 Collin Post 4 Plinths Project. The successful artist will receive $50,000 to fabricate and install the artwork and retains ownership for subsequent sale or disposal. The work will sit on the four concrete ‘plinths’ on the forecourt outside Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.

This call for proposals is to facilitate the selection of the ninth commission which will be in place for two years from February 2024.

Through the quality of the artworks installed in previous rounds, the growing awareness and reputation of the project, and the prominence of the site which is one of the most visited in New Zealand, this project provides a prestigious opportunity for established and emerging artists alike.

Ben Pearce’s #PaperPalsAotearoa (2022-2024) is currently on show. Previous recipients of the award are:

• Green Islands (2008–2010), Regan Gentry
• Mimetic Brotherhood (2010–2012), Peter Trevelyan
• Out of the Dusk (2012–2014), Joanna Langford
• Rita Angus used to grow her own vegetables (2014–2016), Glen Hayward
• a (very) brief history of aotearoa (2016–2018), Kereama Taepa
• Other Worlds (2018–2020), Ruth Watson
• Signal Forest (2020–2022), Yolunda Hickman
• PaperPalsAotearoa (2022–2024), Ben Pearce

Descriptions and photographs of these can be seen on the Trust’s website.

The opportunity is open to New Zealand and international artists.

Find a detailed brief here:

Applications close Sunday 31 July 2022, for fabrication to take place in 2023 and installation in early 2024. Proposals to be accompanied by an admin fee of $30 by bank deposit.

IMAGE: Ben Pearce, #PaperPalsAotearoa