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NOise VACANCY 2024



NOise VACANCY is a conceptual sound art project executed by Tairāwhiti artists and musicians. The project recognises the growing number of vacant and neglected spaces in our city centre and the social impact of this. It gives a voice to the whakapapa of these spaces and invites the community to engage in a sensory experience that examines the relationship between sound, art, space and people. NOise VACANCY 2024 moves outside the walls of an individual building to inhabit the open spaces, vacant spots or hidden corners in our CBD.


BRIEF: Artists will create site-specific sound art that is responsive to vacant or neglected city space, at a location within the designated area. The artist’s chosen site will inform the creative process, the method of sound delivery, the sonic outcome, and how it is presented/performed for audiences on the night. The artists will attune to the site and use the history, stories, and acoustic or architectural character to develop ideas.


NOise VACANCY 2024 will take place across our CBD in public city spaces. See the highlighted area on map (anything within the boundaries of Grey Street - Childers Road - Reads Quay - Cycleway - Palmerston Road).


Click on this link to find artist proposal process details and fill out the form to apply to be a part of Gizzy's most exciting underground arts event of the year!

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