Young Whau Artists wanted!

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Do you live in Avondale, New  Windsor, Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn, Kelston, Green Bay, Glendene or Te Atatū South?

We are excited to offer a creative opportunity for young artists 9-13 years in the Whau area during the second week of the October school holidays.

This free programme will be held at the Suburbs New Lynn Cricket club, on the shores of the Whau River and in walking distance to Te Toi Uku (Crown Lynn Museum) and public artwork in New Lynn.

Art experience is not necessary but we are looking for students who are interested in art as it will be a great opportunity to expand further.

There is no free – bring a packed lunch and we’ll provide snacks and drinks!

Register now

We have 20 spaces available per day. So be quick! These places full up not long after we announce the deets!

If you are a teacher or caregiver who knows a young person(s) who would thrive in this holiday  programme, please pass this on . Spaces are limited and we will be  doing our best to ensure students from each of the areas listed in the Whau can have an equal  opportunity to participate. 

Meet the adults

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This programme is run by Whau the People with experienced tutors Deahne Stone and Loreal Hettig, and guest workshop artists throughout the week.

“I’m Deahne, people call me D. I’m from Avondale but I’m lucky to be able to work with Tamariki making art and creating change in schools around the west. I LOVE creativity, art and making things and I’m super excited for us to get creating together.”

Loreal Hettig adds, “Kia ora! Ko Lori ahau. I am a creative tutu that is based in Kirikiriroa, but I was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau out West. I love everything to do with arts, community, culture, and that magnetic feeling of connection it brings”.

The overall  programme is funded by the Te Whau Pathway Project to educate and foster enthusiasm in children in the Whau area about their local river.

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