Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Artstation building celebrates centenary

4 September 2006

Artstation building celebrates centenary

September marks the 100th birthday of the building that is home to Auckland City's community arts facility, Artstation.

The Queen Anne style building was designed by government architect John Campbell and built in 1906.

It served as the former Newton Police Barracks before being taken over by Auckland City in the late 1970s and turned into a community cultural centre.

The Artstation name was adopted in 1997 to reflect the wide range of art activities and workshops for children and adults. Artstation's open access studios include a darkroom, cast glass facility and a print studio, and there is also a gallery to view artworks produced by our city's diverse communities.

To mark the centenary, Artstation has several special events planned during the Auckland Heritage Festival. These include:

* a series of workshops revisiting the arts and crafts current at the beginning of the 20th century * lectures on the Artstation building and site * a guided tour of the area giving an insight into pre European history * a solar power light work art installation * an exhibition of work by current Artstation tutors and staff which celebrates the life of the building.

For more information about the centenary events or the history of Artstation, visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/artstation or phone 376 3221.

To find out about the Auckland Heritage Festival, visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/heritage or phone 379 2020.

History of the Artstation building

The building started life in 1906 as the Newton Police barracks and served as one of the "boundary" police stations of Auckland city. The police staff slept in partitioned areas in the present gallery and upstairs studio. Downstairs was the Watch Room, Uniform Room, Detectives Room and Reading Room. The holding cells are still in existence in a separate building in the Artstation courtyard.

In 1969 the building was vacated when Police functions were relocated to Cook Street. From this period until 1978 the building was vacant, or used for a variety of manufacturing, clothing and security businesses.

In 1978 the building was reopened as Outreach - Auckland City Cultural Centre when the ongoing programme of arts and cultural events was established.

In 1997 the building and programme were renamed Artstation.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news