• 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

Calling All MAC Members! Get Inspired & Submit Your Work! ✨

These stunning pieces are all winners from our previous Members Merit Awards exhibition. Could your artwork be next?

The annual Members Merit Awards are back! Showcase your artistic talent across various categories and be part of a vibrant community exhibit.

Categories Include: 

2D Artwork
3D Creations 
Open Category 
People's Choice 

Unlock Exciting Opportunities! Become a MAC member today and gain access to events like this! Contact us to sign up for membership!

Submission Deadline: August 12th ⏳

Visit our website link in bio for details and submission guidelines! ➡️

Proudly supported by

CCG Logo Sponsorship
Ray White Sponsors
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