Corban Estate Arts Centre is an arts precinct in the heart of West Auckland, based on the historic grounds of the late Corban Estate Winery.

Now in its 20th year as one of Aotearoa’s largest thriving Arts Centres, we nurture and support the local community through art and creativity, while being the custodians of one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s important historical legacies.

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An introduction

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Welcome to Corban Estate Arts Centre

One of West Auckland's best cultural experiences just a short drive from the Auckland CBD (on the way to the wild West Coast beaches) and within walking distance of the Henderson train station. Corban Estate Arts Centre is a bustling hub of artistic energy and talent, and a welcome respite from the white-cube art scene.

TOM VOYCE, “RAILWAY CROSSING 2, CORBAN ESTATE” 2018

Nestled within the old Corban Estate's historic Homestead and winemaking buildings, the Arts Centre is surrounded by tranquil parklike grounds and is both a hive of activity and a peaceful hideaway offering much more than expected at first glance.

Boasting the Homestead Galleries and Gallery Shop, a renowned Public Arts Programme offering Adult, Youth and Children’s Art Classes and Workshops; highly regarded Arts Education for Schools and Teacher’s Professional Development; the Kākano Youth Arts Collective for marginalised youth; a collection of seven unique Venues for Hire; over twenty Resident Artist Studios; an exceptional on-site cafe the Coffee Studio; and is home to various Arts Organisations including Atamira Dancy Company, Mind Over Manner, Mixit, Pacifica Arts Centre, Red Leap Theatre, Te Pou Theatre, Uhi Tapu Studio, Waitākere Arts (WCCAC) and Whaotapu o Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Gallery Shop features exquisite handcrafted artwork by leading artists from around New Zealand.

Over 22 artist Studios based on site.

There is a cluster of studios suitable and affordable for artists who have recently graduated, as well as larger studios for more established artists. Te Pou Theatre's performing arts venue, the world-renowned Atamira Dance Company, Red Leap Theatre, Mixit, Waitkere Arts, the Pacifica Arts Centre and many more local arts organisations reside together calling the Corban Estate precinct their home.

Taking care of the daily running of the estate with the support of Auckland Council's Henderson Massey Local Board and the governance of the Waitakere Arts and Cultural Development Trust, our staff are a vibrant and dedicated team, passionate about the arts.

“Henderson may be the end of the world for some, but Corban Estate Arts Centre has created something slightly miraculous west of the CBD. The Centre is a destination in itself and I would be happy to visit it every month to see what is new.”