This Is Us
Sep
17
to 3 Nov

This Is Us

Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland 1345

Opening Evening Tuesday 1st October, 6pm

Māpura Studios presents, 'This is Us' - an exhibition that represents a cross section of both emerging and established artists . Characterised by diverse subject matter and stylistic conventions, the artworks also suggest a familial connectivity as shared elements commune in a fierce dialogue of sensate experience and visual narrative. Works enable the viewer to alter ones orientation to the world - they are joyful, confident and alive!

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Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero presents Māpura Studios Exhibition
Sep
23
to 15 Oct

Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero presents Māpura Studios Exhibition

@Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero,
Ground Floor
44-46 Lorne St
Auckland

Opening Event Tuesday 24th September 6 - 8pm

Māpura Studios is a creative space and art therapy centre located in central Auckland with satellite groups in other areas.

We offer art classes and art therapy programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity, as well as the wider community.

We provide a professional service in person-centred visual arts learning, creative therapies, and arts practice – and maintain an extensive exhibition calendar for our artists.

Māpura Studios is an independent organisation, administered by Panacea Arts Charitable Trust and funded by grants and programme fees.

Library Opening Hours:
Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Crave Cafe Evening with Mapura
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Crave Cafe Evening with Mapura

6 Morningside Dr
Morningside
Auckland 1025

'Crave is a Social Enterprise cafe/bistro that gives all its profits back into the neighbourhood of Morningside. It is owned by a collective of locals who all live or work in the neighbourhood and just want to make it a better place to live. We asked the locals what the neighbourhood needed most and addressing social poverty was top of the list, so we do everything we can to connect neighbours to each other. One of the basic cravings of humanity is to connect with each other. We think that outstanding coffee, superb food and engaging conversations in locally-crafted spaces are a brilliant way to show true hospitality to all.'

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A Thousand Stories. An  Art Auction to Change Lives.
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Thousand Stories. An Art Auction to Change Lives.

Location:
Giltrap Audi Dealership
150 Great North Road
Auckland

On behalf of Māpura Studios - Gow Langsford

Māpura Studios supports people at all stages of life who suffer from neurological disorders, stroke, disability, mental health and other invisible conditions. Māpura changes lives using creativity and art therapy because hope goes beyond words.
Everybody knows someone who has suffered and everybody has a story to tell. Please support this charity art auction to raise funds for Māpura’s work, and to support our artists now and in the future. Your story could well be part of our story.

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Māpura Studios Open Day 2019
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Māpura Studios Open Day 2019

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Family Fun For Everyone!

Māpura Studios
Fowlds Park
Rocky Nook Ave
St Lukes
Auckland 1022

Everyone welcome .

Come along and celebrate our fantastic Māpura Studios artists with a bit of music, face painting, amazing art, food, dance, poetry, murals and music.

Awesome affordable art, dance, poetry, music, performance, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, yummy food, art workshops & more...

NZSL Interpreters will be there from 10am till 12pm

Supported by:

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Sight Particle - By Colin Harris, Mathew Allerby and Ululau Ama
Aug
8
to 22 Aug

Sight Particle - By Colin Harris, Mathew Allerby and Ululau Ama

Opening Thursday 8th August 4.00 - 10.00pm

Satchi&Satchi&Satchi Gallery
93 The Strand
Parnell
Auckland

A collaboration between Satchi&Satchi&Satchi Gallery and Māpura Studios, a creative space that provides programmes and activities in visual arts practice, expression, dance-movement, music and art therapy for people living with diversity.

A sight particle could be a piece with which the visual world is encoded, or it could be a split where seeing turns back on us.

In this show, 3 artists from Māpura Studios offer different interpretations of the seeing-form, as it's seen through, looks back, and pieces together the visual.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/341341126776306/  

Gallery opening hours: Mon - Tue 11am - 2pm
or by appointment: Phone Ben 0210 235 7745

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InMotion Matariki
Jul
6
5:30 PM17:30

InMotion Matariki

@Silo Park
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland

Māpura Studios Artists are going to be projected onto big screens at the Silo during InMotion Matariki.

Sarah Holton
Craig Murray
Shyroe Henry
Ela Tukuhaukaua
Michael Nathan
Ululau Ama

InMotion Matariki is a big colourful parade in celebration of Matariki: the Māori New Year. Each winter participants decorate their bicycles and wheelchairs, and enjoy pockets of performance as they roll through Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

The parade is created and presented by Touch Compass, New Zealand’s leading inclusive professional performing arts organisation combining artists with and without a disability.

Mapura Videos:

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For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/390664964845716/

www.inmotion.org.nz

Matariki: The Māori New Year

Traditionally, Matariki is the period of time referred to by Māori, to mark the changing of the year. It is a time to reflect upon the previous year and plan for the next. The common Māori translation of Matariki is “eyes of the god”.

According to myth, when Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother, were separated by their children, the god of the winds, Tāwhirimātea, became so angry that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.

Since this time, every year at a time around mid-winter, a cluster of stars called Matariki rises to mark the new year.

However, the name Matariki is not only used to describe the entire cluster of stars, but a specific single star within the group. The total number of stars in the cluster varies too. Some Māori talk of Matariki and her six children, and others talk of eight children. Regardless, each star is connected to the Māori world in its own special way.

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Panel Discussion  - Art: A Communicative Technology
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion - Art: A Communicative Technology

@STUDIO ONE—TOI TŪ
1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland

We are inviting a diverse group of people, expert in their field, to discuss ideas around communication and communicative technologies. Communication is critical to our practice and research at Māpura Studios. The artists use a broad range of media to share their ideas. We are asking questions such as: how contingent is information on its medium? And how does technology affect how we relate to each other, and how we relate to information?

 The Chair is Actor, Comedian and MC John Glass

The panel:

·  Painter Jacqueline Fahey

·  Game Designer Eric-Rangi Hillman from Metia Interactive

·  Assistant Prison Director at Auckland Prison Simon Chaplin

·  Dr Morrigan Mullen, Education and Social Work, Auckland University

·  Dr Danielle Lottridge, Computer Science, Auckland University

 Hope you can join us – we would love to see you there!

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Press Any Key*
Jun
5
to 4 Jul

Press Any Key*

@STUDIO ONE—TOI TŪ
1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland

Opening Evening: 5 June at 5.00- 7.00pm

Māpura Studios presents Press Any Key* an exhibition of new work made collaboratively by artists across our studio programme.

Reflecting the plurality of artistic worlds fashioned day to day at Māpura, in this show our artists utilise a range of digital technologies alongside traditional media to construct an immersive, group-developed installation that inflects the digitally mediated surfaces of contemporary life with their own unique artistic sensibilities, forms of intelligence and experiences living with disability.

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On Display
Apr
12
11:30 AM11:30

On Display

Touch Compass & Māpura Studios Collaborate...

On Display: An Installation installed by Touch Compass, Dance written by Heidi Latsky

Including:
Dance Peformance by Yung & Julie And Song by Natalie Te Paa @11-11.30am

@Lake House Arts Centre
7 Fred Thomas Dr
Takapuna
Auckland 0622

ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and different bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a global movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art.

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Come and draw...  with Māpura Studios
Apr
12
11:30 AM11:30

Come and draw... with Māpura Studios

Live Human Sculpture

@Lake House Arts Centre
7 Fred Thomas Dr
Takapuna
Auckland 0622

Māpura Studios invites you to participate in the

LIVE DRAWING Event.

On Display: An Installation installed by A Touch Compass Dance by Heidi Latsky

Dancers from Touch Compass will be performing and posing.
Join us in sketching and contribute your artwork to the exhibition (on until Wednesday 17 April.

Materials provided.

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The Language of Colour
Apr
7
to 12 Apr

The Language of Colour

Touch Compass and Mapura Studios presents:

The Language of Colour
A Dance Performance
by Yung & Julie

Waiata
by Natalie Te Paa

Performances
- Sunday 7 April at 4 - 4.30pm
at the Opening of I Feel Like I’m Not Here - I’m Right Here Exhibitoin

- Friday 12 April at 11 - 11.30am
before the Installation of Touch Compass’ On Display dance written by Heidi Latsky

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I Feel Like I’m Not Here - I’m Right Here!
Apr
7
to 17 Apr

I Feel Like I’m Not Here - I’m Right Here!

@Lake House Arts Centre
7 Fred Thomas Dr
Takapuna
Auckland 0622

Māpura Studios presents an exhibition of new work by select artists: ‘I feel like I’m not here - I’m, right here.‘

In this show, digital technologies, soundscape and portraits combine to communicate the politics around looking and also of being seen - how perception and experience are often unrelated. 

Expect charged emotion, a questioning of normalcy and bias, a challenge to societal assumptions around those differently gifted.

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The Language of Colour
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

The Language of Colour

@Lake House Arts Centre
7 Fred Thomas Dr
Takapuna
Auckland 0622

The Language of Colour

A Dance Performance
by Yung & Julie

Waiata
by Natalie Te Paa

Performances
- Sunday 7 April at 4 - 4.30pm
at the Opening of I Feel Like I’m Not Here - I’m Right Here Exhibitoin

- Friday 12 April at 11 - 11.30am
before the Installation of Touch Compass’ On Display dance written by Heidi Latsky

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Brain Day 2019
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Brain Day 2019

University of Auckland
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
85 Park Rd, Grafton

Discover the magic of the brain with public talks by leading neuroscientists. Experience brain science through interactive displays, brain games and challenges from our Being Brainy programme. Hear from community groups about what they are doing to support people living with brain disorders.

Māpura Studios will be there on the day and speaking at the event.

For More Information: http://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/new-blog/2019/2/14/brain-day-2019

Link to Brain Day Web page Here

Link to Facebook Event Here

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 Pussies at the Pah - Surprise mini FemFest w PussyRiot & Friends
Mar
9
4:00 PM16:00

Pussies at the Pah - Surprise mini FemFest w PussyRiot & Friends

Join us for a surprise addition to Pussy Riot's NZ tour, bringing together local performers, artists and creative activists in celebration of all things feminine and creatively disruptive that inspire social change*

Māpura Studios will be taking a workshop creating Protest Placards & Activist Art on the evening.

Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland 1345


Programme 4pm - late ..( more TBA)

Main Stage Outdoor Concert 7pm:
Him
Labretta Suede & The Motel 6
Midnight Poetry Band
>> PussyRiot - Riot Days

Main Space Indoors:
4pm - Performances by Local Poets $ Artist
creatrix DILDA LABONYA @wildbramble
Eris Seress
Simone Kaho
Genevieve McClean
( more TBC )
5.30pm Discussion Panel led by Diane Blomfield
with Maria Masha Alekhina , the author of the RIOT DAYS and local artists / activists ( TBA )

Film space Upstairs:
4pm : Pussy Vs Putin Award Winning Documentary followed by Q/A with the filmmaker Vassiliy Bo
5.30pm more Pussy Riot documentaries
+ video works by Local Artists:
Brydee Rood
Siri Embla : ShEarth - Embrace my blood
Cloud9 Productions - So Beautiful
Simone Kaho
Frankie Berge : Syrup
( more TBA )

The Pussy Riot crew have incurred extra costs on their tour due to the cancellation of Brazil and delays on flights due to visa issues, so Pah Homestead is generously offering up multiple spaces for diverse activities in order to help them fund raise to continue spreading their important message to the world, as only the arts can do. With a main stage on the lawn, electronic music spaces inside, panel discussions, talks & Q&A's, film, art workshops and performance art pieces happening from 4pm, this is shaping up to be an incredible last minute extravaganza - only possible with the support of an incredible line up of local performers and socially conscious sponsors. The Pah cafe will be open serving a specially inspired Russian menu to tempt your tastebuds, as we get set to party with the Pussies before they leave Auckland. Standby for performer details and ticketing links to follow! 4pm - late, March 9*

Riot Days : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dc1Cclz0MY

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International Women's Day at CCS Disability Action
Mar
8
1:30 PM13:30

International Women's Day at CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action
14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland

CCS Disability and the Disabled Women’s Forum invite you to Celebrate International Women’s Day with us. Featuring speakers with diverse background sharing their thoughts on and leadership journeys.

Artwork by Māpura Studios’ fabulous Women Artists will be featured on the day.

…… its not too late to register ……join us for High Tea to celebrate

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Colouring Life - Art from Māpura Studios Artists
Feb
19
to 10 Mar

Colouring Life - Art from Māpura Studios Artists

@ Estuary Arts Centre
214B Hibiscus Coast Highway
OREWA

Opening: Fri 22 Feb 5-7pm

Wellbeing through connection…. 

The body of this exhibition was created last year from participants in a class called "Creative Living for Health and Wellbeing". In the class we use creative processes to make sense of and support the healing of trauma, life impacting experiences such as stroke, grief and depression. People work together sharing experiences in a supportive and relaxed environment in a room pregnant with laughter and occasionally tears.

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Different Shores: A Dawn of Comic Planet - New Cartooning from Mapura Studios Artists
Feb
9
to 25 Feb

Different Shores: A Dawn of Comic Planet - New Cartooning from Mapura Studios Artists

Opening: Saturday 9 February, 12pm

A survey of new forms of comic-making and narrative art by Mapura Studio artists, with particular focus on the Mairangi Bay North Shore and TV Competition: FutureFutureFuture cartooning groups.

This exhibition traces the emergence and continuing comic / narrative based art-making by Māpura Studio artists that led to the establishment of the TV Competition: FutureFutureFuture cartooning group in early 2016 and celebrates the diverse and divergent approaches to comic-making that takes in a wide variety of media (drawing, painting, book-making, animation, video, sculpture and mixed media).

Mairangi Arts Centre
20 Hastings Rd, Mairangi Bay 0630
PO Box 65121, Mairangi Bay 0754
(09) 478 2237
info@mairangiarts.co.nz

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-4pm
Sat/Sun: 10am-2pm

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Mana Taurite - Workshop - Create your own Zines and Placards
Jan
19
10:30 AM10:30

Mana Taurite - Workshop - Create your own Zines and Placards

In this workshop facilitators will guide you through making a zine or protest placard. This workshop is held in association with the exhibition titled ‘Mana Taurite’ which creatively explores what it means to celebrate and value diversity in our society and how we experience equality. It will be a fun, creative morning which will get you thinking out of the square. Please register to secure a place.

Please email Alex on alex@mapurastudios.org.nz or phone: 09 845 5361

https://www.facebook.com/events/2106338549411920/

Mangere Arts Centre

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Mana Taurite - Women's Suffrage Exhibition
Nov
24
to 9 Feb

Mana Taurite - Women's Suffrage Exhibition

Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku

Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue
Mangere
Auckland 2022 

Our artists, who live with diversity and disability, are at the forefront of that fight in daily battles today. But their commitment to their art practice transcends prejudice.

The mahi is dedicated to the courage and resilience of women’s suffrage, to the invention and adaptability that creates change.

Everyone is welcome, nobody is left out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/285196165532489/

Mana Taurite - Workshop - Create your own Zines and Placards

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

Link to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106338549411920/

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Ako - Pah Homestead Exhibition
Nov
13
to 9 Dec

Ako - Pah Homestead Exhibition

Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland 1345

Featuring the work of Ian Moore and Mapura Artists

Ako-

in a reciprocal learning relationship teachers are not expected to know everything. In particular, ako suggests that each member of the classroom or learning setting brings knowledge with them from which all are able to learn.

Please join us on Tuesday 13th November at 5.30pm for the Opening Event to celebrate the achievements of renowned Artist and Mapura tutor Ian Moore.

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Mapura Open Day 2018
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Mapura Open Day 2018

Venue : Mapura Studios
Fowlds Park
Rocky Nook Ave
St Lukes

Family Fun For Everyone!

Come join us for some festivities, all welcome…

awesome affordable art, dance ,music, performance, poetry, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, yummy food, art workshops & more...

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Interact Festival
Oct
31
to 2 Nov

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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Westfield St Lukes School Holidays Exhibition and Art Activites
Oct
2
to 12 Oct

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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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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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 2 Dec

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 10 Dec

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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