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

 


Rare glimpse behind-the-scenes of Wellington’s creative hub

A rare glimpse behind-the-scenes of Wellington’s creative hub


Toi Pōneke Art Centre opens its doors for the public to go behind-the-scenes and discover the backbone of the local arts community for Wellington Open Day, Sunday 25 May, 11am–4pm.

For a gold coin donation, people will be able to meet the artists, see the studios or join a workshop; enrol in free Tango lessons in the dance studio; join a choir for a day with Community Music Junction – all abilities welcome; or take a yoga class.

Paora, Director of Toi Pōneke, believes the Art Centre adds to the cultural wellbeing of the city, “by nurturing emerging artists alongside established arts professionals. Toi Pōneke feeds into the wider cloak of Wellington’s creative fabric. The Open Day provides a great opportunity for the public to meet and view resident artists and arts organisations at work in their studios and offices.”

Funded by Wellington City Council, Toi Pōneke is home to 20 arts businesses and organisations and more than 40 independent studio artists across 50 studios and offices. Facilities include wifi, computers, private meeting rooms, dance and music studios, rehearsal spaces with kitchens and greenrooms scattered throughout.

As well as Toi Pōneke Gallery and its many studios, the centre also provides offices for Arts Access Aotearoa, Soundz New Zealand, Fishead, Workspace Studios, Fringe Festival, Dance Aotearoa and Shakespeare Globe Centre among others.

The buildings teem with visual artists, audio artists, directors, writers, dancers, creative businesses and arts organisations and offers a supportive environment for emerging artists through to artists with extensive CVs.

A day for art lovers, friends, families and kids, Toi Pōneke is great for all weathers and you can avoid the queues. Mention Toi Pōneke at the Laundry on Cuba and get yourself a discount.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news