ArtWest 2018

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Programme of Events included | 

PUBLIC OPENING | Friday 26 October 6pm
PERFORMANCE+SOUND+TASTE
Pacifica/reggae/rap Dance performance by Kelston Girls’ College students; Sounds with Strictly vinyl Dj Empress Naima; Tastes created by Chef Iafeta Matagi.


COLOUR MY WORLD | was a series of workshops developed by ArtSpark and Kelston’ Girls College, to give children from 6 local schools a unique opportunity to create individual artworks. These were displayed together in a large art installation during ArtWest.  Massive shout out to Arahoe School, Avondale Primary School, Glendene School, Kelston Primary School, Kelston Deaf Education centre and Woodlands Park School.


ART+WORKSHOPS | Sun 28 11 – 2pm
For all ages. The Creative Souls Projects will provide hands on kids workshops; Mairi Gunns virtual reality common/place; Numangatini MacKenzie will be hand printing one of a kind pareu.

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KGC PUBLIC ARTWORK | This years billboard is a public artwork, designed and hand-painted by students at Kelston Girls’ College.  Talking about what it is to be Wahine Toa and wanting to create a work that represented the many voices in the school, they chose to create a work that developed as it grew.  Beginning with some early sketches and inviting students to join in on their lunch breaks, the artwork took form over a 3 week period.

Special thanks to Kerri, Raj, Mel, Fatu, Carol, Nona, the Arts committee and everyone else that put some paint on the canvas during their lunch breaks.

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DINNER AT ARTWEST | 2018 was a blast!  With over 60 West Auckland Artists attending and our longest table to date…conversations a plenty and new connections, opportunities discussed.  Many thanks to ArtsWhau  for the collaboration and the Wise collective for the kai.


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Many thanks to our supporters!

Kelston Girls’ College, Creative Communities Scheme, Whau Local Board, Waitakere Local Board and local businesses, enables free public access to the exhibition and community art events to accompany the exhibition.