Masons Screen

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

Call for proposals – Masons Screen 2023

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.

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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.

Propositions (2021) by Yona Lee, showing a steel rail with subway car hand-holds suspended from a concrete overhang.
Still from Propositions (2021) – Yona Lee

Current video

Yona Lee, Propositions (2021)

30 August–26 September 2022

Digital Video, silent, 4 minutes 3 seconds

Using stainless steel tubing and everyday objects, Yona Lee’s labyrinthine structures encourage us to consider the frameworks that shape our interaction with public and private space. Lee bisects and transforms space creating imaginary internal  transport networks, homes and urban spaces. The sculptural steel configurations act as ambiguous handrails and barriers inviting viewers to lean, wait and navigate. 

Yona Lee is an artist currently based in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau. Propositions was commissioned in 2021 by the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.

Yona Lee: An Arrangement for 5 Rooms | Auckland Art Gallery

Yona Lee: In Transit | City Gallery Wellington | Te Whare Toi

Past projects

  • Arapeta, Te Orokoomaa (2022)
  • Suzanne Tamaki, Manu does Matariki (2022)
  • Bruce Barber, Spectres of Marx (2015)
  • Sione Faletau, Kupesi o Mason Screen (Patterns of Mason Screen) (2022)
  • Jamie Berry, Wai whakaika (2022)
  • Gabriel White - Scenic Journey (2022)
  • Louie Zalk-Neale, Mana tipua tuku iho - Transcestor (2021)
  • James R Ford - Infinite Monkey Syndrome (2012)
  • Jae Hoon Lee - A Leaf (2003)
  • Louisa Afoa - Pink Flamingo (2016)
  • Phil Dadson - Am I Dreaming? (2020)
  • David Cowlard - béton brut (2015)
  • Kauri Wharewera - Te kahui o Matariki (2021)
  • Steve Carr -Watermelon (2015)
  • 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