Stefan Neville
Arts / Music Facilitator 

Stefan is an experienced Musician, Artist and Community Support Worker. He sees his role at Māpura Studios as an incredible opportunity to combine all three of those passions. 

As a self-taught musician on a wide range of instruments Stefan has been creating, performing, recording and releasing records for over 20 years. In bands, collaborations and as a solo artist he has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, USA, Europe and Japan. 

Stefan's visual art practice has long complemented his music making providing images for album covers, posters and T shirts. He is a published comic artist and has exhibited drawings and printmaking in New Zealand and Australia. 

He is a qualified level 3 Community Support Worker. Stefan worked for Idea Services providing creative programmes and activities for a West Auckland day service for 4 years. He also currently provides home support for Healthcare NZ. 

Stefan also teaches music programmes with intellectually disabled adults. The sessions take an open ended exploratory approach to music making where anyone of any ability can make music and any sound can be music. 

Banner image: Matthew Tucker, Infinity, 2014