Mairangi Arts Centre

Mairangi Arts Centre is a vibrant, community based visual arts education facility and exhibition venue. Our mission is to educate and foster growth in the creative arts by providing access to and participation in the arts for all.

Art Classes

  • Weekly adult art classes and 'one off' weekend workshops
  • Weekly after school and weekend art classes for kids and teens
  • School holiday programmes for kids and teens
  • Studio space for experienced students who wish to work independently

Exhibitions

  • A varied exhibition programme, open to the public 6 days a week
  • Opportunities to exhibit in our modern, spacious galleries
  • Dedicated venue for emerging artists to exhibit in a supportive, encouraging environment
  • Venue for hire

Membership

  • Adult and young artists membership
  • Discounts on classes and arts supplies
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Opportunities to become actively involved at your arts centre
  • Special member events

What's on

  • Jul
    2015

    North Shore Photography Salon

    Exhibition
    Each year the North Shore Photography Salon runs a competition for New Zealand photographers. This exhibition is held at MAC for the second time. Opens Wednesday 1st July, 6pm.
  • Jul
    2015

    Artrageous

    Exhibition
    An exhibition of students' work of four North Shore Secondary Schools: Carmel College, Whangaparaoa College, Albany Senior High and Birkenhead College.
  • Jul
    2015

    Art Talk: A Virgin & Spiritual Land, Portrayal of NZ Landscape in Art

    Event
    Hear a fascinating talk by renowned NZ art writer and commentator TJ McNamara on NZ Landscape art on Thursday 30 July, 7pm.
  • Aug
    2015

    Spark Centre presents: Energy Uptake

    Exhibition
    A showcase of recent artwork created by individuals selected from the community of artists at Spark Centre of Creative Development.
  • Aug
    2015

    Margaret Given

    Exhibition
    This exhibition is rather an eclectic collection of work, from ultra-realism and traditional to abstracts, decorative work and collage. 
  • Aug
    2015

    Art Talk “It’s about the Art”

    Event
    A discussion about the work of Spark Centre for Creative Development as part of the exhibition 'Energy Uptake', followed by a floor talk with Spark Centre tutors and artists.
  • Aug
    2015

    Paradigm Found: Alan & Susannah MacDonald

    Exhibition
    An joint exhibition by husband and wife Alan and Susannah MacDonald
Testimonials:

“This art class has given me a new lease on life. Angela is an inspirational tutor! This opportunity to do something completely out of my square has been fantastic'
        - a student about tutor Angela Murray

“As a parents of a little art lover, I love that my daughter can be part of creative community of same aged kids. She looks forward to her classes every week. Her imagination has increased a lot since joining MAC. I also appreciate that MAC involves kids in the Auckland wide competitions like the Photo competition last year. This increases kid's perception to arts which I give MAC full credit for!”
       - parent

"Thank you for all you do for the children's holiday programme. It's such a great opportunity for the kids to explore art in ways they don't usually experience. Can't wait to see what's on offer next school holidays!"
       - parent


“I like getting to spend time with my friends and teacher and trying out different arts.”
      - Maya (7)

"A most rewarding course and tutor experience. It would be difficult to find a better tutor for this level of inspiration!"
     - a student about tutor Ted Sherwen

"Awesome tutor. Adjusts teaching to the individual needs of everyone. Great bunch of people. Always feels I have learned something new in every class."
    - a student about tutor Estel Slabbert

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What's on

  • Jul
    2015

    North Shore Photography Salon

    Exhibition
    Each year the North Shore Photography Salon runs a competition for New Zealand photographers. This exhibition is held at MAC for the second time. Opens Wednesday 1st July, 6pm.
  • Jul
    2015

    Artrageous

    Exhibition
    An exhibition of students' work of four North Shore Secondary Schools: Carmel College, Whangaparaoa College, Albany Senior High and Birkenhead College.
  • Jul
    2015

    Art Talk: A Virgin & Spiritual Land, Portrayal of NZ Landscape in Art

    Event
    Hear a fascinating talk by renowned NZ art writer and commentator TJ McNamara on NZ Landscape art on Thursday 30 July, 7pm.
  • Aug
    2015

    Spark Centre presents: Energy Uptake

    Exhibition
    A showcase of recent artwork created by individuals selected from the community of artists at Spark Centre of Creative Development.
  • Aug
    2015

    Margaret Given

    Exhibition
    This exhibition is rather an eclectic collection of work, from ultra-realism and traditional to abstracts, decorative work and collage. 
  • Aug
    2015

    Art Talk “It’s about the Art”

    Event
    A discussion about the work of Spark Centre for Creative Development as part of the exhibition 'Energy Uptake', followed by a floor talk with Spark Centre tutors and artists.
  • Aug
    2015

    Paradigm Found: Alan & Susannah MacDonald

    Exhibition
    An joint exhibition by husband and wife Alan and Susannah MacDonald