11 Aug 2017

Decorating Utility Boxes with Art in New Zealand

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This artist has decorated some utility boxes around Auckland, in New Zealand and is planning to paint a lot more.
Self-taught artist Paul Walsh gets paid a small fee per painting, that includes art materials and a small fee for his time.  This is how it happened in the artist's, words: "Over the last two years I have decorated 15 utility boxes around Auckland, New Zealand, with my artworks. Here’s how it happened; back in 2013, I had a few beers and painted a Grumpy Cat on a wall in my local dog park. It got painted out, and the locals were upset and petitioned the council. My friend snuck an article about this into a local newspaper, and then someone who works for Chorus (the company that owns these utility boxes) read the article, and asked me if I would like to paint their boxes instead."  Below, I have put together a compilation of the ones I liked most.  Lovely colourful art, that we get to appreciate every time we walk past it.

01-Monkey-Status-Update-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Monkey Status Update.
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02-Astronaut-Sloth-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Astronaut Sloth.
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03-Dodo-Cabinet-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Dodo Cabinet.
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04-Don-t-Panic-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Don't Panic.
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05-Fish-Tank-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Fish Tank.
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06-Hms-Duckie-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
HMS Duckie.
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07-Piggy-Stardust-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Piggy Stardust.
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08-Piwakawakawhaaat-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Piwakawakawhaaat.
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09-Pretty-In-Pink-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Pretty in Pink.
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10-Red-Panda-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Red Panda.
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11-Rock-Pigeon-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Rock Pigeon.
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12-Snorkelling-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Snorkelling.
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13-Three-Ducks-Paul-Walsh-Decorating-Utility-Boxes-with-Art-in-New-Zealand-www-designstack-co
Three Ducks.
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