The Government needs to put its money where its mouth is, says Diana McPherson, Director of Māpura Studios in Auckland. “If Creative New Zealand doesn’t have the capacity to fund creative spaces, then other government sources need to step up and recognise the benefits of the arts for everyone, in particular for people already... Keep Reading
Enriching lives through creativity, connection and community
Toi Ora is an award-winning community arts trust providing a creative space and learning opportunities for people using mental health services and resident in the Auckland District Health Board area. We provide a participatory arts programme for people 17 years and older. Registration enables people to become members and access our classes and workshops free of charge. Our goal is to allow members to create work that is meaningful to them and explore, develop and extend their skills. Our gallery space is open to the public for exhibitions of members' work and sales.
Toi Ora Photographers | Auckland Festival of Photography TV The Toi Ora Photography group were pleased to be part of the festival again this year. Due to COVID-19 interruptions, much of the content needed to be online. Hence the wonderful opportunity to be part of the 'on air' selection which aired on Pop Up TV, channel 200 during the... Keep Reading
Toi Ora Update Toi Ora will reopen for Term 3 which begins on July 20. In the interim Toi Ora is running a series of workshops during the weeks beginning June 15 and June 29. Please contact 09 360 4171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. We look forward to welcoming our Artists back in Term 3. Keep Reading
Friday March 6th sees the launch of 'Trust 2020' zine, showcasing the writing of Toi Ora's Monday and Friday writing and poetry classes. The exhibition includes interactive wall poetry (come and add to it!) and limited edition zines will be available for sale @ $10 each Exhibition runs March 6 to 20, 2020Toi Ora Live Art Trust6 Putiki... Keep Reading
“I like Toi Ora because the atmosphere is creative. Painting at home just isn’t the same,” says artist Liam O’Halloran. He participates in painting and photography classes each week at Toi Ora Live Art Trust in Auckland. Keep Reading