Pah Homestead Community Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Pah Homestead Community Day

Venue: The Pah Homestead TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

Come along with Mapura Studios and celebrate our heritage and the diverse creative community around us at Pah Homestead Community Day.

Enjoy musical performances, exhibitions and entertainment, including face painting and a bouncy castle, throughout the day. Participate in art activities highlighting our heritage, as well as cultural workshops featuring traditional art techniques. Community Day is an interactive annual event, offering children and adults loads of hands-on creative experiences.

Delicious food and beverage options will be available from the Homestead Cafe, or bring a picnic to enjoy in Monte Cecilia Park.

Thank you to the Puketāpapa Local Board and TSB Bank for supporting this event.

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Westfield St Lukes School Holidays Exhibition and Art Activites
Oct
2
to Oct 19

Westfield St Lukes School Holidays Exhibition and Art Activites

Westfield Shopping Mall
80 St Lukes Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1346

These school holidays, we're getting out of the studio and into the mall! Come and see us at Westfield St Lukes, (centre court near Farmers and the Westfield School Holiday Programme).  Our artists’ work will be on display – plus an opportunity to get stuck in. 

Also, in the second week we will be holding “Give it a Go” creative sessions. Kids and Adults welcome to have a go, from 10am – 1pm from Monday 8th to Friday 12th October. This will involve creating and decorating masks with paint, pastel, felt pens, collage and feathers etc.

Māpura staff will be on hand to encourage you, and explain how we go about changing lives through creativity. 

So come and say Hi and find out more about Art Therapy, art for those with disabilities, and how much fun it is to just get creative.

Parental supervision is required at all times. 

This event is supported by our Local Albert Eden Board.

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Interact Festival
Oct
31
to Nov 2

Interact Festival

Venue: Corbans Estate
2 Mount Lebanon Ln
 Henderson, Auckland 0612

Founded in 2011 by festival director Paula Crimmens, The InterAct Festival offers an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of disabled people in the arts and creates a pathway forward toward a thriving and vibrant future for Disability Arts in New Zealand.  Through live performances, wearable arts parades,  drumming, singing, and creative workshops, InterAct fosters the talent of people with disabilities and provides an environment in which everybody can thrive.

InterAct values:

Inclusive and participatory– to promote participation in the arts by disabled people and to highlight the contributions that disabled people can make to the fabric of the local community and the wider Auckland region.

Engaging – to engage the local community in an inclusive arts and social experience that leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of disability.

Quality – to create a well organized festival with participants and content that reflect quality, integrity and ‘shine’.

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Why Art Matters - Panel Discussion - Health & Wellbeing | Have Art, Be Happy
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Why Art Matters - Panel Discussion - Health & Wellbeing | Have Art, Be Happy

The Pah Homestead TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

Tickets are $25 adults and $20 students/seniors
09 639 2010
enquiries@wallaceartstrust.org.nz

In collaboration with Pah Homestead, this evening will explore what effect art making and art viewing can have on your wellbeing. When we engage in creative play or carefully observe an artwork, are we also creating an opportunity for a transformative experience?

About the Speakers:

Andrew Young
Andrew has been a leader in the healthcare sector for almost 20 years and firmly believes in the healing power of art in hospitals. As the former CEO of the Starship Foundation and the current CEO of the Well Foundation, the official charity of the Waitemata DHB, Andrew’s role embraces high-level fundraising to enhance the whole patient experience. This can range from small items like sleep packs for patients, through to state-of-the-art equipment, through to a well thought out art collection that comforts, inspires, stimulates and heals patients, families and staff.

Jimmy James Kouratoras
Jimmy has always worked with his hands. Descended from a long line of artisans, his Cretan and Māori heritage are woven together by surf, skateboards and graffiti. Since 2012 Jimmy, an entirely self-taught artist, has focused exclusively on developing his own craft. Jimmy has held solo exhibitions in Auckland, Los Angeles, New York, Brisbane, Melbourne and Queenstown. He won the People’s Choice Award at the Brisbane Contemporary Art Prize (2016) and was shortlisted for the National Contemporary Art Award (2017).

Diana McPherson
Diana comes from a business background and has worked as CFO for a multinational organisation. Diana is Director of Māpura Studios, a growing charitable creative space working with people with diverse needs. Diana’s main goals for Māpura Studios are focused on the health and wellbeing of their artists. Diana is a fierce advocate for the acceptance of disabled artists in mainstream society, building self-confidence and personal growth and giving purpose and meaning to those who have little in their lives.

Professor Suzanne Purdy
Professor Suzanne Purdy is Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland and Principal Investigator in the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research (CBR) and the Brain Research New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence. Her academic background is in psychology, speech science and audiology and she has research interests in communication disorders, auditory processing, hearing and neurological conditions. Her current research activities include investigations of choral singing and dance for people with neurological conditions and assessment and training of sensory function in adults with mild cognitive impairment.

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Transitions Expo
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Transitions Expo

 Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns
7 Allison Ferguson Dr
St Johns, Auckland 1072

Mapura Studios will be at the Transition Expo (the progression from school to community life). This event is free to attend and showcases the various providers involved in post schooling options for a school leaver with a disability (including Transition Co-ordinators, Vocational Programmes, Teritary Institutions and a raft of sport/leisure/recreation and information providers).

Hosted by Disability Connect & Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

  • free entry
  • plenty of street parking
  • fully accessible venue
  • information pack given to each family
  • cafe on premises

This Expo will feature a Transition Seminar in a separate presentation room at 10.30am – issues covered will include:

  • Engaging with Taikura Trust at this important transition phase
  • The process for ORS funding and access to vocational programmes upon leaving school
  • Post school options including High Needs and Very High Needs Vocational Programmes, employment possibilities, micro-enterprise
  • Information about future planning for your loved one with a disability
  • Use of supports such as Individualised Funding and Carer Support Subsidy
  • Options for living arrangements – Individualised Funding and Flatting, Choice in Community Living, Supported Living, Residential Care, etc
  • Work & Income supports you may be eligible for.
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Mapura Studios 2018 Charity Auction
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Mapura Studios 2018 Charity Auction

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.

View and Bid on Online Auction Here

Learn more here

LIVE AUCTION EVENT
Silent Auction ends 7.30pm
Live Auction starts 8pm

Doors open from 6pm
for Viewing, Drinks & Nibbles


Pah Homestead
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Road
Hillsborough, Auckland

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Imagining the Future! Albert/Eden Art Extravaganza
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Imagining the Future! Albert/Eden Art Extravaganza

Mapura Studios invites you to design your Dream Albert/Eden Neighbourhood and what it could look like in 2040! 

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY DETAILS

Culminating in a multimedia art extravanganza at Mapura Studios & Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Ave, St Lukes

Enter, view the entries, vote your favourites and participate in the fun!  Bring the whole family, tell your friends –

Get involved with face painting, dancing, music, film, food, mural drawing and more art activities for all on the day-   

A celebration of the future of Albert/Eden!

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YES MAYBE NO:    an Exhibition in our Meeting Room
Nov
14
to Dec 2

YES MAYBE NO: an Exhibition in our Meeting Room

@ Uxbridge Centre for Arts and Culture

35 Uxbridge Road
Howick, 2014
+64 9 535 6467
info@uxbridge.org.nz

Exhibition Opening:
TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 10.30AM

Please join us to skype with some of the Artists at Mapura Studios:
 Skype Facebook Link Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/349748845449748

A meeting room is a transient space hosting varying groups with specific agendas. Unlike the stark white void of the gallery, the meeting room commands a certain type of behavior from its visitors with its practical furniture, patterned carpets and serene atmosphere.

In this exhibition, artists from Mapura Studios explore meeting room culture; the rituals, behaviour and paraphernalia associated with this space. Our artists investigate how this culture accommodates people with diverse needs and what role art can play in this environment.

Māpura Studios is a creative space for artists of all ages living with diversity and disability. We have a broad range of programmes across many media including music, movement, poetry and the visual arts.

http://uxbridge.org.nz/home/gallery/upcoming-exhibitions/
Exhibition runs November 14 - December 2

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Mapura Poets @ The Dog's Bollix
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Mapura Poets @ The Dog's Bollix

The Dog's Bollix
2 Newton Road
Auckland, New Zealand
Call 09-378 1845

Disability Poetics: an exploration of self-expression through poetry therapy

Life stories, art, soundscapes and poetry, confronting stereotypes and media perception of disability.

Poems that identify disability as a social construct & propagate empowerment for disabled people; rocking the boat & turning tables to create a sense of protest against the way things are usually done.

Born from participatory action research and poetic inquiry, this Creative Communities funded poetry project was piloted at Mapura Studios in conjunction with Whitecliffe College M.A.A.T.

"we believe in giving everyone a voice and recognize the potential everyone holds inside of them"

FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW:
https://artilepsy.bandcamp.com/album/rocking-the-poetics-boat

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Colour Light
Nov
6
to Dec 10

Colour Light

@ TSB Wallace Arts Centre - Pah Homestead
72 Hillsborough Road
Hillsborough
Auckland  1345

Opening night Monday 6th November 6.00 - 8.00pm. All Welcome.

“Colours. Like features, follow the changes of emotions.”- Pablo Picasso

Considered painterly application of these impressionistic works provide energetic colour abstractions, playing with material, light and composition.

Vibration of complimentary colours and colour fields in these works express richness and warmth.

Their abstraction is an invite to pause and enter into the glorious world of colour.

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Panel Discussion, Good Eh? ......Unconscious Bias
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion, Good Eh? ......Unconscious Bias

Māpura Studios invites you to join us in discussion of Unconscious Bias
@ Studio One, Toi Tu,
1 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland

drinks & nibbles 6.30pm
discussion starts 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Topic:
As a group Māpura wonders how we can dissolve the unthinking divisions between our artists and their communities that are physically close yet often emotionally remote. Divisions that are as powerful as they are silent.

More info: https://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/panel-discussion-unconscious-bias

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Open Day Exhibition
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Open Day Exhibition

Māpura Studios

Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Ave, Morningside 1022

 

In celebration of Auckland Art Week 2017 – we have an exhibition of works from every programme, with artmaking, fun, food, entertainment and music for the whole family. Purchase artwork and quality merchandise for Christmas presents, and enjoy the day with friends and family.

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Good Eh?
Sep
20
to Oct 15

Good Eh?

Studio One,  Toi Tū 
1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

Māpura Studios celebrates differing perceptions in a multimedia installation of light, colour, performance and sound. The viewer is invited to sit down, reflect, to put themselves in the artist’s shoes and to collaborate in an artwork that explores the politics of communication. Engaging in a creative process that is dynamic, fabulously playful and yet deeply familiar to us all.

Good eh?  

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Māpura: on the outside, but you are welcome!
Aug
25
to Sep 18

Māpura: on the outside, but you are welcome!

Waiheke Community Art Gallery
2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081    

Opening  25th August 6pm

Māpura Studios is an outsider art studio for artists living with diversity and disability. We have a broad range of programmes across many media including music, movement, poetry and the visual arts.

The ideas of many of our artists are outside the orthodox channels of thought which allows their work to reach formal solutions that are challenging and unique. We have a highly qualified team dedicated to realising each artist’s ideas, and value work of low resolution that is driven by energy and strong ideas as much as the more technically accomplished work. As a result there is incredible diversity in the range and nature of the work. We see this diversity as a model for a normal, healthy social and intellectual environment yet find that our artists are often separated, by their difference, from the wider community. We would like artists and people who are interested in art from the community to join us in the studio but a lot of people seem to automatically feel they can’t. Serious exhibition spaces don’t tend to consider the work of our artists outside the rubric of ‘disability’ or ‘community’ art.  The wider community starts to appear instinctively censorial and generic. Ironically Outsider Art is developing as an effective moniker to freight ideas into the mainstream with.

Our exhibition programme is one way we can connect our artists to the community, and provide a platform for the individualist mode of expression that carries their ideas. We invite you to look, and to look again. And enjoy the experience of seeing the artwork as much as the artist enjoyed the making, as much as we enjoy working in the studio with the artists of Māpura. 

http://www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz/

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White Night, Kingsland Online Gallery
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

White Night, Kingsland Online Gallery

Kingsland Online Gallery Kingsland is a Vibrant and creative community in Auckland. This seriously cool community has a website run by the Kingsland Business Association, featuring an online gallery.  

Strickzin Hair Salon, Epsom is featuring an exhibition of Māpura Student's artwork, which is being projected onto a screen in the window, situate right in the centre of the White nights entertainment area.

Take a virtual tour of this fabulous, high-tech, 3-D gallery showcasing an exhibition of artwork by Māpura Studios’ Artists. Picture the artwork on your wall and go close up in detail, all dimensions are to scale.

The link is as follows:
http://www.kingslandnz.com/whats-on/arts-culture

 

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White Night, Auckland Arts Festival - greenwoods Corner
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

White Night, Auckland Arts Festival - greenwoods Corner

The popular, free, late-night arts party returns  Saturday 18 March, 6pm to late.

Greenwoods Kitchen, on Greenwoods Corner, Epsom is part of the celebrations, hosting artworks by Māpura Artists for the night and continuing the exhibition for 2 weeks

Visit Greenwoods Kitchen and view our fabulous artworks. All artworks are for sale.

Greenwoods Corner is on the shuttle route to Pah Homestead and beyond on the White Nights Trail. Visit: http://whitenight.aaf.co.nz

 

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Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Māpura Open Day

Māpura Studios Open Day, Saturday 15th October 2016, 10.00am – 2.00pm

open day 2016

Fun for the whole family: Interactive artmaking, Food, Fun, Games and activities on the lawn, Sign language demonstration, Boccia, Circability circus interactive workshops, Café, Sausage sizzle, Face painting, Film, Art exhibition with affordable artwork for sale, Bouncy castle and more.... 

Contact Māpura Studios          09 845 5361         info@mapurastudios.org.nz

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Aug
24
to Sep 15

So Much There Is - Studio One

So Much There Is will represent a living experience of art at Māpura Studios. The show will demonstrate the rich diversity of our community inclusive of age, gender, physical and mental disability. How we are profoundly different from each other and yet united through creativity and human experience.

Exhibition Events:

Interactive Music Workshop - Saturday, 3 September, 10-11:30 AM
Create musical soundscapes using voice, drum rhythms, keyboard, percussive instruments and ukulele.

Panel Discussion - Thursday, 8 September, 6-8 PM
Moderator: writer and broadcaster Finlay MacDonald
A facilitated discussion about the barriers to inclusion in the art world for people with disabilities and the role art can play in unifying people. After the panel discussion, the audience will be invited to join with the panel in using the process of artmaking to respond to ideas and questions raised in the discussion. The panel will include Jacqueline Fahey, renowned artist; Barry de Geest, entrepreneur and disability advocate; Rachel Coppage, Deaf artist and art tutor; Tanya Black, producer at Attitude TV; and Allyson Hamblett, artist and CCS Disability Action Auckland Advisory Committee Chair.

Wheelie Day - Saturday, 10 September, 10-11:30 AM
Bring your wheels along (scooters, wheelchairs, pushchairs, trikes, walking frames, roller blades, etc) to make a large collaborative artwork using a unique form of printing. Or just dance your way into this fun, celebratory and joyous process.

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Mar
16
5:30 PM17:30

The Funding Network live crowdfunding event

Immerse yourself in the ground breaking work of Māpura Studios and three other innovative charities; working to improve the lives of Aucklanders, through art.

The Funding Network enables collective giving, starting from as little as $100 per person, whilst aiming to raise at least $10,000 for each charity presenting on the night. If you have the capacity (and generosity!) to give $100 or more on the night we welcome you to join us for this event. Please register here.

The Funding Network Auckland event is sponsored by: The Gift Trust, Macquaire, AUT and brought to you by Auckland Communities Foundation. With in-kind support from Philanthropy NZ and Lassoo Media.

REGISTER HERE

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Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Brain Day

  • Auckland University Tāmaki Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Māpura will be at Brain Day at Auckland University's Tāmaki Campus. This year's theme is "Your Amazing Brain: An Interactive Expo". Bring the whole family for a day of lectures, interactive activities and, experiments and discussions. 

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