Māpura News

Allyson at Māpura Studios

Allyson at Māpura Studios

Posted 16 August 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.

The Attitude Awards celebrate the achievements of people who live with disabilities. This year, we celebrate with a black tie, gala event at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre on Thursday, 9th November.

 


Posted 16 August 2017

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

The IHC Art Awards is an annual event providing artists with an intellectual disability the opportunity to have their talent recognised and to sell their work.

This year, two of the 30 nationwide finalists are Māpura artists, Madeline Wilson and Guy Seanyear. The winner and runners-up will be announced on the 30th of August.

Guy Seanyear Crying Sky, 2017

Guy Seanyear Crying Sky, 2017

Madeleine Wilson Olivia Newton John, 2017

Madeleine Wilson
Olivia Newton John, 2017


Posted 16 August 2017

Māpura Studios' stand at the Transitions Expo in Mt Albert on the 8th August.

We were showcasing our pioneering Teens Art Therapy Programmes. Māpura Studios now has a programme in Takapuna, North Shore Teens Art Group and one in Pukekohe, Space Out South, as well as our Teens Open Studio Group in St Lukes.

Especially tailored to youth and school leavers from the age of approximately 12 years+, the programmes are a wonderful mixture of art and social interacting.

Also, check out our Cartooning programme that proved extremely popular on the day, especially for those on the spectrum.


Russell Julian Shapes Simpsons Show with Movies, 2016

Russell Julian Shapes Simpsons Show with Movies, 2016

Posted 16 August 2017

Māpura: on the outside, but you are welcome Exhibition Opening next week......

You are welcome to visit our exhibition on Waiheke Island at the Community Gallery.

We hope you can make the trip across the water. is on from the 25th August until the 18th September. Opening  25th August 6pm. All welcome.

For more information please visit: Māpura: on the outside, but you are welcome!


Posted 16 August 2017

Don't forget about our Sunday Art Club........ 

Fun Time for the whole Family - kids & adults, all welcome. 

“Work, Play, Learn Together”

Art-making activities will include: Painting, Printing, Drawing & Clay.

All levels, abilities and ages are welcome in this friendly supportive group environment.

Sundays 1.00 - 3.00pm


Ross Cowan Dream Reaching, 2016

Ross Cowan Dream Reaching, 2016

Posted 16 August 2017

Check out this fabulous Article on Stuff about our Māpura Studios artist Ross Cowan.

"Strategic investment in the arts and cultural expression strengthens individual and collective health" - Richard Benge, Arts Access Aotearoa

Follow this link: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/95658917/richard-benge-the-arts-isnt-a-nice-to-have-its-a-road-to-good-health