Masons Screen

Masons Screen is an outdoor 24-hour public screen for artists' videos.

Supported by Wellington City Council and programmed by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, Masons Screen presents a new artist’s work each month.

The screen is located on Masons Lane – a pedestrian walkway between The Terrace and Lambton Quay.

Call for proposals

A call for new works is issued via CIRCUIT and Wellington City Council. Works must be made by a Wellington-based or affiliated artist, or as part of a project in the Wellington region.

To keep up to date with deadlines, subscribe to our monthly City Arts Panui e-newsletter.

Two sets of hands stretching rubber bands onto a watermelon.
Still from Watermelon (2015), Steve Carr

Current video

Watermelon (2015)

By Steve Carr
From 1 to 28 June 2021
33 minutes 10 seconds
Digital video, sound

Two people methodically stretch rubber bands around a watermelon, inviting us to participate in the experience of slow time and tense anticipation. 

Steve Carr is an artist based in Christchurch. 

Still from Te kahui o Matariki (2021) by Kauri Wharewera

Upcoming video

Te kahui o Matariki (2021)

By Kauri Wharewera (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Awa)
From 6 July to 2 August 2021
9 minutes
Digital video, sound

Commissioned in response to Matariki, Te kahui o Matariki is a digital tukutuku that acknowledges each star in the Matariki cluster and the role they play individually and collectively.

Kauri Wharewera is an artist based in Palmerston North.

Curated by Israel Randell.

Past projects

  • Julia Holden - #LunaMediates (2020)
  • Brit Bunkley  - Downbreak on 1, Upbeat on 2 (2013)
  • Sarah Hudson - Harirū (2018)
  • Annie Bradley - The Sea in Us (2020)
  • Martin Awa Clarke Langdon and Rebecca Ann Hobbs. Kaitiaki: Qiane Matata-Sipu – 'Maungataketake' (2019)
  • Brydee Rood – 'Everything Rises' (2020)
  • Darcell Apelu – 'To Secure My Place I Must Leave' (2019)
  • Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka (Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi) – 'Kōhatu Tipua (Supernatural Stones)' (2020)
  • Tom Hinton – 'Self-raising Sea' (2019)
  • Arapeta Ashton and Wai Ching Chan – 'Pātai/Maan Taai 問題' (2020)
  • Emma Wallbanks – 'Mercurial' (2019)
  • Fleury and Jackson – 'One who goes quickly' (2019)
  • Rangituhia Hollis – 'Across the face of the moon' (2019)
  • Rachel O'Neill – 'Not My Autobiography?' (2019)
  • Jamie Berry, Pikihuia Haenga and Leala Faleseuga – 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' (2018)
  • Florence Wild – 'Cast Movements: Leitmotif' (2017)
  • Layne Waerea – 'Maori Lane: Oct 08, 2012' (2012)
  • Ziggy Lever – 'Beam Splitting' (2017)
  • Cinton Watkins – 'Feedback '(2010)
  • Judy Darragh – 'Tunnel of Love' (2003)
  • Kate Walker – 'Cloudship' (2018)
  • Bent – 'Art for no-one' (2014)
  • John Chrisstoffels – 'Ritornello' (2018)
  • Miranda Bellamy – 'Drip, release, in complete memory (2018)'
  • Talia Smith – 'The light between two points' (2018)
  • Martin Rumsby – 'Sojourns' (2018)
  • Dilohana Lekamge – 'Pilot - Gilmore Girls: Season 1, Episode 1' (2018)
  • Elizabeth Pointon – 'A Guide To: Effective Implementation of Self-Service' (2017)
  • Aydriannah Tuiali’i (Ngā Puhi/Ngāti Hāmoa),Kōwhai (2017)
  • Sam Hamilton – 'More of less Rubbish' (2017)
  • Sandy Gibbs – 'Lighting an old Flame '(2017)
  • Mark Harvey – 'Let's Go! '(2017)
  • Claire Harris – 'Beseated '(2017)
  • Christina Read – 'The Brain My Brain' (2017)
  • Lara Lindsay-Parker – 'Sad @ the beach' (2017)
  • Matilda Fraser – 'The Eight Hours Plan' (2017)
  • Guillaume Cailleau – 'Funktionslust' (2017)
  • Anna Iti – 'All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua' (2017)
  • Sriwhana Spong – 'Learning Duets' (2012) / – 'Beach Study' (2012)
  • Melissa Irving – 'being-(t)here '(2012)
  • Robyn Jordaan – 'The Present Continuous '(2016)
  • Mike Ting – 'Kind of Blue' (2016)
  • Sam Norton – 'Untitled 3' (2015)
  • Aliyah Winter – 'Eli Jenkins Prayer' (2015)
  • Hugh Chesterman – 'i am who i am (who am i?)' (2016)
  • Chris Ulutupu – 'Ladies' (2016)
  • Kate Woods – 'Water Feature' (2016)
  • Mike Heynes – 'Location!… location?' (2016)
  • Sarah Jane Parton – 'The Best Trick (Everyone Smiles at Hotel Smile)' (2016)
  • Bridget Reweti – 'Mana Tū, Mana Toa, Mana Ake Ake' (2015)
  • Gabrielle Amodeo – 'Slow and mournfully; slow and sad; slow and solemnly' (2013)
  • Caroline Johnston – 'Songs about PLEASE REMOVE' (2014)
  • Heather Hayward – 'Les Mills Gym' (2014)
  • Erica Sklenars – 'Popsicle' (2011)
  • Jordana Bragg – 'How to water the roses (3)' (2015)
  • Laura Duffy – 'Food fat insanity' (2015)
  • Terry Urbahn – 'Don't Die Until Later' (2013)
  • Denise Batchelor – 'Stranded' (2015)

Contact us

Eve Armstrong, Senior Arts Advisor

Mobile: 021 227 8207

Email: eve.armstrong@wcc.govt.nz