Wellington City Council’s Arts and Events teams are calling for proposals from experienced Māori artists to design a series of flags for this year’s Matariki festival in June. Artists should submit their design along with a written outline of their concept, current CV or artist’s biography and images of recent work by 5.00pm Thursday 21 April.
The aim of WAITUHI is to take the festivities and theme of Matariki to a wider audience beyond the traditional arts spaces of the galleries, museums and theatres, out to the waterfront, to enliven public space with a new artwork that may challenge or humour or give us a sense of pride in the spaces we occupy.
- the ratio of 2:3 - where the short side is a third shorter than the long side or
- the ratio of 1:2 – where the long side is two times the length of the short side (this is the shape of the current NZ flag).