Neighbours Day Open Studio
Mar
26
1:30 pm13:30

Neighbours Day Open Studio

Māpura Studios invites our neighbours to drop in and have a go making art with various mediums.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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

 

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

 

"Good Shapes" Exhibition at Pah Homestead
Nov
7
Jan 15

"Good Shapes" Exhibition at Pah Homestead

Opening Night: 7th November 2016, 5.30pm

Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road Hillsborough, Auckland  1345

Featuring Artists: Matthew Allerby, Russell Julian, Christina van der Hooft and Halina Janiszewska.

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

Aug
24
Sep 15

So Much There Is - Studio One

  • 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.

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

Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

White Night at Greenwoods Corner

A selection of works by Māpura artists will be on display at Greenwoods Kitchen. Merchandise (t-shirts and tea towels) will also be available for purchase.

http://whitenight.aucklandfestival.co.nz/

Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Brain Day

  • Auckland University Tāmaki Campus

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. 

Movie Fundraiser
Nov
26
8:30 pm20:30

Movie Fundraiser

  • Lido Cinema

Rotary Club of Mount Eden invites you to a private screening of James Bond's latest adventure starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, and Lea Seydoux.

Come dressed as your favourite Bond character and be in to win a prize!

Tickets cost $20 and net proceeds go to the Mapura Stroke Art Therapy Programme.

You can purchase tickets at Mapura Studios, or by emailing Jenny.

Tickets are also available at Chapter Book & Tea Shop, 442 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden.

Diversity Week at Victoria Park
Nov
8
Nov 13

Diversity Week at Victoria Park

Join us for Diversity Week at Victoria Park. Featuring art exhibitions, workshops, forums, lunchtime games and of course CIRCUS FIESTA!

From Here to There at Studio One
Oct
21
Nov 12

From Here to There at Studio One

  • Studio One

From Here to There presents work from individuals, who participate in a studio group initially formed by people who share the experience of stroke, and later including any artist regardless of personal circumstances.

The selection of work points at the progression from a rehabilitative programme to forming a rich artistic studio practice.

At Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.

Term 4 begins
Oct
12
9:30 am09:30

Term 4 begins

Spark Centre offers innovative art programmes for children, teens and adults of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for.

Each programme consists of 9 to 10 sessions to mirror the New Zealand school term structure. Any person of any background and life experience who is interested in developing their creativity is welcome. Enrolments are possible at any point during a term.

More information on individual classes here

Open Day
Sep
26
10:00 am10:00

Open Day

Come celebrate another great year at Spark Centre!

Join us at the Spark Centre studio for art making, family activities, a $2 sausage sizzle, and a sign language workshop. There will be artworks for sale from $10-$150.

Plus, we will be announcing our new name!  Don't miss the unveiling at 11 AM.

Floor Talk: “It’s about the art”
Aug
15
2:00 pm14:00

Floor Talk: “It’s about the art”

Join Spark Centre artists and facilitators for “It’s about the art” a discussion about the work of Spark Centre, and an informal floor talk about the work showing in ENERGY UPTAKE on view at the Mairangi Arts Centre.

Saturday August 15, 2pm

Mairangi Arts Centre
20 Hastings Rd, 
Mairangi Bay 0630
Phone (09) 478-2237. Accessible for wheelchairs, disabled parking available. 
www.mairangiarts.co.nz

Spark Centre of Creative Development Presents: Energy Uptake
Aug
5
Aug 23

Spark Centre of Creative Development Presents: Energy Uptake

ENERGY UPTAKE is a showcase of recent artwork created by individuals selected from the community of artists who participate at Spark Centre of Creative Development, on view at the Mairangi Arts Centre August 5 - 23, 2015.

"Energy uptake" is borrowed from a term used in horticulture to describe the transference of nutrients from soil, to plant growth. Spark Centre is a unique environment, a studio micro-climate where the conditions are created and maintained to nurture and support the making of new artwork, and self-development. 

Public Programme:
Saturday August 15, 2pm, Mairangi Arts Centre 
“It’s about the art” A discussion about the work of Spark Centre, followed by an informal floor talk with Spark Centre artists and facilitators.

Spark Centre is an inclusive, creative space based in St Lukes, Auckland, that provides visual arts, sound art, dance-movement, and art therapy programmes for people living with disability and diversity. Spark Centre delivers a professional service in person-centred, visual arts learning and creative therapies; the work is a unique synthesis of arts practice and self-development. An important aspect of the centres’ objectives is to establish exhibition opportunities for the artists, seeking to promote and advocate for artists living with diversity.

The arts programmes deliver an in-depth, experiential learning process orientated to the requirements, competencies and circumstances of the artists. The work provides a vehicle for self-development and well-being through creative expression; builds companionship and social community; and offers involvement in meaningful and purposeful activity.  The development of individual arts practice is supported – Spark Centre provides regular opportunities to showcase artists work in the public arena at a number of public spaces and community galleries throughout Auckland (including Pah Homestead, Studio One, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Mairangi Arts Centre, Bruce Mason Centre).

Spark Centre is an independent organisation, governed by Panacea Arts Charitable Trust and funded by sponsorships, grants and programme fees. 

 

Mairangi Arts Centre opening hours Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 2pm. 
Phone (09) 478-2237. Accessible for wheelchairs, disabled parking available. 
www.mairangiarts.co.nz

Term 3
Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Term 3

Spark Centre offers innovative art programmes for children, teens and adults of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for.

Each programme consists of 9 to 10 sessions to mirror the New Zealand school term structure. Any person of any background and life experience who is interested in developing their creativity is welcome. Enrolments are possible at any point during a term.

More information on individual classes here

Hush and Hum: Spark Centre of Creative Development artists at the Pah Homestead
Jun
9
Jul 20

Hush and Hum: Spark Centre of Creative Development artists at the Pah Homestead

Spark Centre of Creative Development is a creative space based in Auckland that provides programmes and activities in visual arts practice, creative expression, dance-movement, and art therapy for people living with disability and diversity.

The exhibition Hush and Hum presents some of the different approaches to storytelling and constructing narrative, within recent works by individuals from the community of artists who practice at Spark Centre. 

Term 2
Apr
20
Jul 3

Term 2

Spark Centre offers innovative art programmes for children, teens and adults of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for.

Each programme consists of 9 to 10 sessions to mirror the New Zealand school term structure. Any person of any background and life experience who is interested in developing their creativity is welcome. Enrolments are possible at any point during a term.

More information on individual classes here

Term 1
Feb
2
Apr 2

Term 1

Spark Centre offers innovative art programmes for children, teens and adults of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for.

Each programme consists of 9 to 10 sessions to mirror the New Zealand school term structure. Any person of any background and life experience who is interested in developing their creativity is welcome. Enrolments are possible at any point during a term.

More information on individual classes here