Welcome to Māpura 

Māpura Studios (formerly Spark Centre of Creative Development) is a creative space and art therapy centre located in central Auckland. We offer art classes and art therapy programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity, as well as the wider community.

We provide a professional service in person-centred visual arts learning, creative therapies, and arts practice – and maintain an extensive exhibition calendar for our artists.

Māpura Studios is an independent organisation, administered by Panacea Arts Charitable Trust and funded by grants and programme fees.

Our studio is located in a pleasant, airy setting at Rocky Nook Bowls in Fowlds Park, St Lukes. There is easy and ample access for people in wheelchairs, as well as a carpark.

 
It makes me feel better - getting away from hospital, being with others and painting
— Shirley Roberts