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Mmiri | Wai

All Projects 22nd March to 20th April 2024 Exhibition at ALL GOODS, Avondale Greenbay, Blockhouse bay website Mmiri| Wai Since 2021 I have built a connection & drawn inspiration from the waters at the Whau. Specifically Sandy Bay, Flounder Bay which are both neighboring to Blockhouse Bay. I’ve done a lot of projects there and […]

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Tagata ma Tagaloa

All Projects 2024 New Lynn Community Centre Sau E Siva West Auckland Sau e Siva West Auckland: Tagata ma Tagaloa Join us in the Whau as we offer free Siva Samoa (Samoan dance) classes to girls aged 5 – 16.As a small but growing community group that has been running for the last eight years,

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Pottering away in the Whau

All Projects Artist residencies and workshops, 2024 Wood Fired Pottery School, New Lynn Our Auckland article Wood Fired Pottery School Free clay workshops in the Whau!  These free public workshops run every Saturday from 13 January and go through to the end of March. The workshops are suitable for all ages, and all materials and

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Whau Youth Awards 2023

All Projects Friday 15th December, 2023 Blockhouse Bay Community Centre Whau Youth Awards 2023 We were stoked to be able to support the annual Whau Youth Awards by supporting local artist weaver Ahi Nyx to handcraft the awards this year.A massive congratulations to all the nominees and award winners at our 2023 Whau Youth Awards.

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Fiji Baat

All Projects 2024 Neighbourhoods in the Whau Fiji Baat Fiji Baat translates to ‘Fiji talk’ or the language Fiji Hindi. This photographic series  will share stories of Indo-Fijians in the Whau area who migrated to New Zealand amidst decades of political upheaval, providing insight into their lives today. The project is a collaboration between Sahar

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WINDOW

WINDOW is an ongoing poster project on the corner of Totara and Rankin Avenue, hosted by the New Lynn Community Hub and facilitated by Divyaa Kumar. Aiming to explore contemporary art and design by local artists, the Window billboard displays a rotating gallery of posters from local creatives, changing on a monthly rotation. This pilot

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Ceramic Taro

Back to Projects 2023 Jimmy Ma’ia’i with Rosebank Primary School This was a workshop between artist Jimmy Ma’ia’i and primary school students from the Rosebank Primary School where the artist used to attend. Jimmy Ma’ia’i is of Sāmoan and Scottish descent, used to go to Rosebank Primary School and his practice makes use of found

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Mother and Daughter

Back to Projects Avondale Mainstreet and I Love Avondale (previously Avondale Community Action) Last week the Mother and Child sculpture outside was reinstated. The Mother and Child sculpture was first created by Paul Woodroffe, as a site specific temporary artwork gifted to the Avondale community in 2013. Paul says he created the work to celebrate

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