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

  • Apr
    2016

    InsideOut 7

    Exhibition
    Now in its seventh year, this annual display is the result of a long-standing partnership between Mairangi Arts Centre and the Department of Corrections.
  • May
    2016

    Korean Photography Association

    Exhibition
    This is KPANZ's fifth annual exhibition with 40 members showcasing 80 images portraying the beauty of New Zealand and the life of its people.
  • May
    2016

    Growth

    Exhibition
    By exploring the concept of 'Growth' well-known installation artist Tiffany Singh will use Mairangi Arts Centre as a space to explore a future forward approach to celebrate our 25th anniversary this May.
  • May
    2016

    MAC's 25th birthday

    Event
    This year Mairangi Arts Centre celebrates its 25th birthday! Come and celebrate with us.
  • Jun
    2016

    Out There Collective

    Exhibition
    The “Out There Collective” is an exhibition representing a collective of five North Shore Photographers from diverse backgrounds and interests, all with a passion for capturing moments in time “out there”.
  • Sep
    2016

    Artspaces

    Exhibition
    This is an annual highlight on our exhibition calendar: A mixed group of artists hiring a space in our galleries to display their unique artworks.


Feedback from our Students:

"
Lance [O'Gorman] is a wonderful artist and tutor, encouraging, with a variety of styles and techniques demonstrated. I’m thankful for the opportunity, in our wonderful local facility. I plan to carry on with art. Thank you very much."

"
As always, it was an absolute pleasure to be in your class Brian [Millard]. You are truly an amazing, dedicated and very generous teacher, thank you! Really looking forward to next term for new challenges and development."

"Heather [Bell] is a wonderful pottery tutor. She adapted to when we wanted structured or unstructured lessons, help or independence, and catered for the class's interests for the techniques we covered. She is both friendly and talented and we enjoyed the class so much we're coming back again next term."

“I like getting to spend time with my friends and teacher and trying out different arts.” (Student, 7 years old)

“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.”

"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!"
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What's on

  • Apr
    2016

    InsideOut 7

    Exhibition
    Now in its seventh year, this annual display is the result of a long-standing partnership between Mairangi Arts Centre and the Department of Corrections.
  • May
    2016

    Korean Photography Association

    Exhibition
    This is KPANZ's fifth annual exhibition with 40 members showcasing 80 images portraying the beauty of New Zealand and the life of its people.
  • May
    2016

    Growth

    Exhibition
    By exploring the concept of 'Growth' well-known installation artist Tiffany Singh will use Mairangi Arts Centre as a space to explore a future forward approach to celebrate our 25th anniversary this May.
  • May
    2016

    MAC's 25th birthday

    Event
    This year Mairangi Arts Centre celebrates its 25th birthday! Come and celebrate with us.
  • Jun
    2016

    Out There Collective

    Exhibition
    The “Out There Collective” is an exhibition representing a collective of five North Shore Photographers from diverse backgrounds and interests, all with a passion for capturing moments in time “out there”.
  • Sep
    2016

    Artspaces

    Exhibition
    This is an annual highlight on our exhibition calendar: A mixed group of artists hiring a space in our galleries to display their unique artworks.