Congratulations to the amazingly talented Allyson Hamblett, artist, writer, poet, media assistant at Māpura Studios. Allyson has been nominated  as a  finalist in the Spirit of Attitude category of the 2017 Attitude Awards. Also, congratulations to Madeleine Wilson and Guy Seanyear semi-finalists in the IHC Art Awards 2017.

Congratulations to the amazingly talented Allyson Hamblett, artist, writer, poet, media assistant at Māpura Studios.

Allyson has been nominated  as a  finalist in the Spirit of Attitude category of the 2017 Attitude Awards.

Also, congratulations to Madeleine Wilson and Guy Seanyear semi-finalists in the IHC Art Awards 2017.

Important Dates for 2017

Term One: Tue 31 Jan - Thur 13 April
Term Two: Mon 1 May - Sat 8 July
Term Three: Mon 24 July - Sat 30 Sept
Term Four: Mon 16 Oct - Sat 16 Dec

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.

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

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