The late Ian Moore
- much loved and respected Artist and Māpura Tutor.
Māpura Studios is having a display of artwork from our artists, showing for 2 weeks over the October School Holidays.
We invite you to come down and have a look at the awesome artworks. From Tuesday October 2nd to Friday 12th October.They will all be for sale, so you can purchase them through Māpura Studios.
In the second week of the holidays we will be holding “Give it a Go” creative sessions for parents and kids.
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We are pleased to advise, that at the Rehabilitation Welfare Trust's meeting on Monday, the Trustees agreed to make a grant of $1,296 towards funding for Māpura Studios’ Movement and Art Programme for high needs adults.
Thank you very much Rehabilitation Welfare Trust.
Assisting people with disabilities
A big CONGRATULATIONS from everyone at Mapura to Eddie McMenemy - Highly Commended Award winner at IHC Art Awards last Thursday.....
"Wow, what an exciting experience that has all been. A great flight to Wellington & a wind free landing, who could ask for more lol.
Richie (son in law) looked after me really well. It was a pity Gill couldn't have been there too, but recovering from a broken ankle & having a clot in her calf meant it wouldn't have been a good idea.
High tea at the hotel with the other winners was very nice then a quick bus trip to Shed 6 for the actual Awards. I received an unexpected plaque for my Highly Commended and the auction began. My drawing had a reserve of $150 on it & I was excited hearing the bidding climb to $750, who would have believed it!! Colin, the guy who bought it told me he had seen it at the Art Gallery & it was going to be his, regardless of cost! He told me it was going to be hung at the end of his long hall way.
A big thank you, to all who have supported me throughout this entire journey, love to you all, I really have appreciated it."
Just announced last night the finalists for the IHC Art Awards 2018. We have four Māpura Artists in the top 30:
Michael Nathan Yes We're All Safe in Our Beds,
pencil on paper
Tushaye Manuel Chinatown Condisidie Fernendez,
acrylic on paper
Eddie McMenemy Face of Buddah,
charcoal on paper
Matthew Tucker Fragments of Day into Night/Beads of Light, acrylic on board (Triptych)
Eddie McMenemy has been awarded a Highly Commended. A huge congratulations to Eddie, Michael, Matthew and Tushaye.
The Artworks will be for sale at the Art Awards Gala Event on Thursday 26 July 2018 at Shed 6 on Wellington's waterfront.
Visit the IHC ART Award Site and Vote For Our Wonderful Artists. Help our guys win the People's Choice Award
Māpura Studios is starting a NEW PERFORMANCE ART CLASS on Saturdays
Family friendly,the class will encourage all existing and new students to partake in working towards a performance created entirely by the group.
Explore your acting abilities, or have some valuable family time together. Students will create a play, write the story and characters, make costumes and scenery, enjoy music and performance.
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Congratulations to our Māpura Studios Artists who have been selected as Semi-Finalists in the IHC Art Awards 2018.
These seven artists have made the top one hundred and will have their work shown at Arts on High in Lower Hutt, Wellington from Tuesday 10th July - Monday 6th August.
Final judging is on Monday 9th July, and the Awards Evening will be held on Thursday 26th July.
Good Luck to our amazingly talented artists.
We are absolutely delighted that the Trustees of the Hugo Charitable Trust will donate to Panacea Arts Charitable Trust – Māpura Studios, some much needed funds, to cover the costs of a 12-week Stroke Art Therapy Programme for 12 people in 2018, and developing further Māpura services in South Auckland.
Thank you Hugo Charitable Trust.
Back by popular demand, we are starting our Sunday Art Club again on the 10th June 2018.
All welcome, just drop in, it is $15 a session each. Families welcome. Materials provided.
Children under 10 must have a responsible adult.
Time 1.00 – 3.00pm Sundays.
See you there!
Many thanks to the support from our local Albert-Eden Council for a grant from 2018 Albert-Eden Accommodation Support Fund.
Many thanks to Four Winds Foundation for the grant towards our much needed wages.
Also, many thanks to The Lion Foundation for their grant and support towards Tutors
We depend on grants and donations, sales of artwork and fund raisers to survive. Thank you from all our staff, students and family and supporters of our students.
Our Director Diana McPherson met with our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
yesterday, Thursday 31st May 2018.
We appreciate the support.
Women of the year.
Featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, whakairo, rāranga, glass, jewellery and original prints by renowned New Zealand Artists and Māpura Artists.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Road
Māpura Studios and the Rotary Clubs of Mt Eden and Epsom are hosting an art auction on 12 May 2018 at Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in support of Māpura's Students and Art Programmes, featuring works by great Māpura artists together with renowned New Zealand artists.
The recepient of the 2018 Sir James Wallace Scholarship is Maggie McCabe .
She has opted to come to the Tuesday morning class and was here today for the first time.
Maggie will have free tuition for one year under the scholarship.
Thank you to our patrons The Wallace Trust and A big Congratulations to Maggie.
Imagining the Future is a Community day led by Mapura Studios for all to enjoy with a special Art Competition to encourage local artists and creatives to create a vision for the future of Albert/Eden in 20 years time. Enormous fun was had by all.
For winners and pics of the day and entry and fashion show images..
Music, dancing, singing, sunshine, BBQ sausages and saveloys, pizza and strawberries were all on the menu at our 2017 Māpura Christmas Party yesterday.
All our artists, caregivers and staff were welcome and fabulous fun was had by all.
For more videos visit: Māpura Christmas Party 2017
Videos taken by Yung Chen.
A Great Big THANK YOU from all our staff, tutors, volunteers, caregivers, students and their families to the Auckland City Council.
Māpura Studios has been granted some much needed funds from the Regional Arts & Culture Grants Programme towards our art classes and studio programmes.
We are not funded in any way and rely on grants and donations to keep surviving, so this grant means a lot.