Call for proposals: Collin Post 4 Plinths Project Sculpture Award 2024

Call for proposals: The Collin Post 4 Plinths Project

Sculpture Award 2024

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 realise a new work for siting 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: Yolunda Hickman's work Signal Forest (2020–2022), Ruth Watson (2018–2020); Kereama Taepa (2016–2018), Glen Hayward (2014–2016), Joanna Langford (2012–2014); Peter Trevelyan (2010–2012); and Regan Gentry (2008–2010). 

Descriptions and photographs of these can be seen on the Trust’s website. The opportunity is open to New Zealand and international artists and the artist retains ownership of the work at the completion of the project. 

Download a detailed brief here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 31 July 2022 

Images: Ben Pearce’s #PaperPalsAotearoa