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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Good Eh?
Sep
20
to Oct 15

Good Eh?

Studio One Toi Tu
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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Open Day Exhibition
Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

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

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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
9:00am 9:00am

Brain Day

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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Movie Fundraiser
Nov
26
8:30pm 8:30pm

Movie Fundraiser

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.

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From Here to There at Studio One
Oct
21
to Nov 12

From Here to There at 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.

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Term 4 begins
Oct
12
9:30am 9:30am

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

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Open Day
Sep
26
10:00am10:00am

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.

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

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

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

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Term 3
Jul
20
10:00am10:00am

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

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

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Term 2
Apr
20
to 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

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Term 1
Feb
2
to 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

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