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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.



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


Engaging and empowering our diverse communities through the arts



Nurture the continuous discovery of diverse and innovative art experiences

🎨 Exciting news! Meet our new tutors, Xinli Deng and Yi Xie, at their artist talk on December 3rd from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

🗣️ Join us as they share the art that inspires them and discuss what they're excited to bring to our community in 2024.

📅 Mark your calendar, and come learn about their creative journey & get inspired!

Click here to RSVP for free: https://shorturl.at/hsZ18
🎄✨ Get into the festive spirit with Mairangi Arts Center! 
Join us next Sunday 26th November for 2 magical Christmas workshops with tutor Chloe L, where kids can unleash their creativity with festive paintings. Plus, don't miss our Artists Talk on December 3rd 10AM-11:30AM, featuring our talented new tutors, Xinli Deng and Yi Xie who will be joining us in Term 1!

Limited spots available – book your tickets now at bookwhen.com/mairangiarts or screenshot this post and click the QR codes!

 Make this holiday special with Mairangi Arts Center! 🎟️🌟
🌟 Join us for an exhibition hosted by the talented ladies of the Embroidery North Shore!

They're going to be welcoming guests every day of their exhibition and they'll also be there to assist with entries for their raffle. So, feel free to pop in and enjoy their amazing exhibition, on display until November 18th. 

Don't miss out on this wonderful display of creativity! ✨🧵😊
🎉 Exciting news! Our January Holiday Programme is now available for a sneak peek, and it's filled with fun classes for your young artists.

From making your own comic to crafting crayons and creating soap, there's something for everyone's creative side.

Bookings open this weekend on November 12th at 2PM! 🌟🎨
Visit our website to preview!

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