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Open Arts Day 2017

Welcome to our Neighbourhood

Saturday 1 April 2017
10am - 4pm

A free event -- all welcome

Corban Estate Arts Centre’s annual Open Arts Day provides the perfect opportunity to see behind the scenes at this creative hub in West Auckland.

Highlights of the day include:
  • Open studios by more than twenty onsite artists
  • Exhibitions including a pop-up by onsite artists, staff and tutors as well as The Waitakere Central Community Arts Council's 2017 Waitakere Arts Exhibition
  • live music and performances
  • free hands-on workshops
  • artist talks, heritage and studio tours
  • a graffiti art display

Plus all of the °TEMP outdoor installations will be onsite, as well as their weekend Action Stations.

Made possible with the support of Creative Communities

Listen to new music by the young stars that have been working with David Atai and Marcus Powell at Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa, including Live Poets, Santos, Angels of Troy, Iris Guevarra, Mahaani Maiava, Oath to Azrael, Cameron Mason and Kevin Gao.

See performances by Red Leap, Mixit, the Kweenz, Miss beMe and DJ Exile, as well as Busola Martins and band.

The performance stage at Open Arts Day 2016

Studio artists

Addison Course

Anton Parsons

Charlotte Graham

David McCracken

Giles Smith

Helen Feu'u

Jermaine Reihana

Katie Smith

Kenneth Merrick

Kevin Osmond

Kyle Grenfell


Margaret Benn

Martin Selman

Michael Prosee

Monica Paterson

Nate Savill

Numa Mackenzie

Reece James King

Rosanna Raymond

Ruth Woodbury

Siobhan Crowley

Stephen Woodward

Tony Brown

On site organisations

Atamira Dance Company

Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa

Kakano Youth Arts Collective


Pacifica Arts Centre

Red Leap Theatre


A visitor in Katie Smith's studio at Open Arts Day 2016
Whether you’re currently participating in arts activities at the centre or have never visited us before, come along and be intrigued, inspired and involved in all the creative stuff happening in our neighbourhood.

Make a day of it; relax over a light lunch, some sweet treats and a great coffee, in our Coffee Studio café or at the Verandah Bar.

Members of Red Leap (left) and the Kweenz (right) performing at Open Arts Day 2016

A member of Kakano Youth Art Collective working on a piece for the graf walls at Open Arts Day 2016
Spend some time with the °TEMP installations and activities, hear Charlotte Graham and A.D. Schierning talk about their exhibitions in the Homestead Galleries, or get a taste of our education programmes by dropping by some of our hands-on workshops (for adults and children!)

Food and drink will be available at the onsite café, The Coffee Studio. Or bring a picnic and relax in the sprawling grounds of Corban Estate.

There’s so much happening in one place, and Open Arts Day is the perfect place to spend a rewarding, family-friendly Saturday at the end of summer.

Open Arts Day

Sat 1 April, 10am - 4pm.

Free, all welcome

Visitors in the studios at Open Arts Day 2016
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