Arts opportunities

Te Whau pathway - Expressions of interest

We are developing the design for Te Whau pathway - a 13 kilometre coastal shared path. The path will:

  • extend from Green Bay on the Manukau Harbour to Te Atatū South on the Waitematā Harbour
  • be a mix of shared cycle and pedestrian boardwalks, and concrete paths
  • have large sections running along the Whau River.

The Whau River is a highly significant geographic feature associated with many cultural sites. Historically, Te Whau was an important trade route and transport corridor. Waka could use a short portage to navigate from the Waitematā Harbour to the Manukau Harbour.

World-renowned architects Jasmax and Monk Mackenzie will undertake the architecture, urban and landscape design.

There is an opportunity for public art to be integrated in to this project. We will appoint an artist to the team to ensure the pathway's experience is creative, cohesive, immersive and unique.

You should apply for this opportunity if you:

  • are willing to work in a collaborative design team
  • respond to opportunities to create and develop significant public artworks.

This is a request for expressions of interest only, and not for concept proposals.

You must provide:

  • an overview of your experience working with project teams
  • samples of previous work relevant to the project
  • a statement about your interest in public art and this project
  • a statement about your experience working with community stakeholder groups.

Applications have been extended to close at 5pm, Sunday 19 February 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit Smarty Grants.


Pedestrian boardwalk along the Whau River

Path along the Whau River

Artists in residence

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