• About Us

     

Our History

Mairangi Arts Centre is housed in the old Mairangi War Memorial Hall built in 1953. It was built by local people from whatever they could acquire. Much of the material came from the wharves including the original Tawa floor which is still used today.

From 1972, it was used for many years as the headquarters for the East Coast Bays Football club.

Mairangi Arts Centre (MAC) was initiated after a group of East Coast Bays residents saw the need for an arts centre in their area. After more than ten years of fundraising, the centre was opened in May 1991. Following an extensive refurbishment it was transformed into a light and spacious environment which has been maintained ever since.

Circa 1991

 

(left) Founding Member of MAC, Pat Hewson and (right) First MAC Chair, Pam Dalton

Today MAC is one of Auckland’s oldest and largest community art centres employing over 25 tutors and servicing a diverse and growing membership from across the North Shore community.

Visit this link for further information and photos on our history.

 

OUR VALUES

Support our staff as an accredited Living Wage Employer

Include and Respect all people

Be Responsible to stakeholders for improvement in the way we work, and for the sustainability of our organisation

Strive fo Excellence in the arts through creativity, critical thinking and skilled practice

Value, honour and embrace the principle of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

OUR MISSION

Engaging and empowering our diverse communities through the arts

 

OUR VISION

Nurture the continuous discovery of diverse and innovative art experiences

"Singing brings nations together"! That's the motto of the World Choir Games 2024, which features a series of free Friendship Concerts taking place all over Tāmaki Makaurau! 

Choirs of all ages from around the world will be sharing their music with Aucklanders. Informal and fun, each hour-long concert includes three or four choirs singing a diverse range of musical styles in very special settings. 

You can attend a Friendship concert at Mairangi Arts Centre on:

Thursday 11 July 11am

Saturday 20 July 11am

Full line-up to be announced! 

For more information: https://www.wcg2024.co.nz
The team over at @newhavengardens came around yesterday and spruced up our gardens! 

Thanks so much team we are very grateful for your hard work 🤗🪴💖
👑Notice: Kings Birthday Public Holiday Closure👑

Mairangi Arts Centre will be closed for the King's Birthday public holiday and long weekend. We will reopen on the 4th of June at 9:30 AM. 

Enjoy your holiday, and we look forward to welcoming you back then!
🎨 Hand Building Weekend Workshop with @sunnysideclay!🎨

Take a peek at our new Hand building Weekend Workshop! Join Tutor Emily to explore the basics of ceramics, from crafting bowls and mugs to vases and figurines. You'll also learn the art of under glazing! 🌈

This is a perfect way to have fun with friends, enjoy a unique date night, or treat mum or dad to some creative time!

📅 Date & Time: Sunday, 23 June, 1pm - 4pm
📍 Location:  Studio 1, Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Road

Click here to book: https://bookwhen.com/mairangiarts/e/ev-s0g2-20240623130000

Follow tutor Sunnyside Clay on TikTok and Instagram! @sunnysideclay

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