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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

Kia Ora friends, 

You are invited to our upcoming Meet the Artists Morning Tea. Friday the 3rd and 10th May, at 10:30am. Come along and enjoy some art and conversation, with a hot drink and biscuits. πŸ˜Šβ˜•
🎨 Calling all talented young artists in our community! 🌟
πŸš€ We're thrilled to announce the launch of our Youth Exhibition, exclusively for youth aged 12-25! πŸŽ‰

πŸ—“οΈ Submission Deadline: May 19th
🎨 Exhibition Dates: May 25th - June 16th

Click the link below to enter and showcase your child's creativity! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to have their artwork displayed! πŸ‘‡


Spread the word and let's celebrate the talent of our local youth together! πŸŽ‰
🌟 Easter Long Weekend Update 🐰🎨

🎨 Exhibition Still Open! πŸ“Έ Don't let the Easter break stop you from experiencing the captivating Korean Photo Friends exhibition! While our reception will be closed and classes are on hold, you can still enjoy the mesmerizing artworks from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during the Easter long weekend.

See you all back on Tuesday, April 2nd! Wishing you a delightful Easter break!

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