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Auckland’s first creative precinct open for bookings

9 December 2013

Auckland’s first creative precinct open for bookings

Bookings are now open for the first term 2014 programme at Artstation, Ponsonby Road’s landmark arts facility operated by Auckland Council.

Building on its 30 year history of visual arts tuition, Artstation is now offering a wider range of creative learning opportunities, with 40 different classes, courses and workshops to choose from, catering for all ages and skill levels.

“We are thrilled with the programme and are confident the community will be just as enthusiastic about the new creative opportunities on offer,” says Kaye Glamuzina, Auckland Council Arts and Culture Manager.

The expanded tuition programme is just one of the changes Artstation is making as it establishes itself as Auckland’s first creative precinct, a place where everyone is welcome to share their ideas, skills and practices.

“There’s a diverse range of classes available, from creative puppetry to a course exploring how art can be used for therapy. We also have a range of writing classes and digital media offerings such as a workshop on live performance video,” says Ms Glamuzina.

The changes are helping Artstation fulfil its purpose of supporting vibrant, connected and liveable communities through the provision of arts, creative and cultural activities.

In another first, studio spaces are now available for hire at the precinct, establishing a community of creatives-in-residence and building collaborative working relationships.

“We’ve also moved the galleries to the ground floor to improve access and we have an exciting exhibition season planned, including a show exploring the history of our heritage building,” says Ms Glamuzina.

The first term 2014 programme is available atwww.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/artstation and you can request a programme or book a class by emailing artstation@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or calling 09 376 3221.

Artstation is closed from 10 December, for cleaning and re-organisation of its spaces, and will re-open in February 2014.

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