Arts Council Nelson Community Arts manager Lloyd Harwood is seeking artworks for 80 flags for the city centre. Photo: Kate Russell.

Artwork sought for 80 city flags


Fancy your artwork being on display on Trafalgar St? Well, here’s your opportunity.

Nelson City Council are seeking entries from all abilities and ages to create 80 uniquely designed flags to brighten up the central city.

Arts Council Nelson are running the exhibition on behalf of the council, who are funding the $41,500 project.

The flags will be rotated around Trafalgar, Hardy and Bridge Streets from this spring, according to Arts Council Nelson Community Arts manager Lloyd Harwood.

“You will be able to look down Trafalgar St and see them. It’s going to look amazing,” he says.

Each selected artist will receive $300 per image.

Lloyd says they are looking for “bold and bright designs that are colourful, interesting, positive and fun”.

“We’ve purposely opened it up to a cross-section of the community. We hope to get young people as well as entry-level and established artists.”

The flags will go up in November after the Nelson Arts Festival flags come down. They will come down in December when the Christmas decorations go up, and then come back in February/March.

Entries are now open and close on September 23. For full details, entry forms and templates, go to: