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InsideOut 5

‘He toi whakairo, he mana tangata’ - ‘Where there is artistic excellence, there is human dignity’

Mairangi Arts Centre is proud to host InsideOut 5 this April, an exhibition of artwork produced through the ‘Art in Prisons Programme’ by talented artists from Auckland Prison, Northland Region Corrections Facility and Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility. Now in its fifth year, this annual display is the result of a unique partnership between Mairangi Arts Centre and the Department of Corrections – recipients of Arts Access Aotearoa’s Big ‘A’ Community Partnership Award in 2011.

Participation in art has been found to assist offenders in a number of ways including connecting with a sense of self worth, developing skills to work co-operatively with others and providing the impetus for a change in life direction. It provides an opportunity for prisoners and society as a whole to shift focus away from past negative patterns towards both future potential and the real hope offered by permanent, positive change.

Artists work on planning and producing carvings, paintings and quilts for the show a year in advance. Subject matters range from traditional cultural themes through to the contemporary, along with a selection of more general artworks without cultural reference. A number of new artists will be featured this year. Most of the works on display are for sale with proceeds donated to a nominated charity.

The opening of InsideOut 5 on Saturday 5 April 2014 is by invite only. The exhibition is then open to the public from Monday 7 April to Saturday 3 May. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm and Sat 10am-2pm.

Please see our website www.mairangiarts.co.nz for further information.


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