Community Projects

Check out our latest community projects:

Mills Pricecutter Mural – Youth Project (March/April 2023)

At NGĀ ART we jumped right in to delivering our new youth arts programme led by Ahsin Ahsin.

Term 1’s youth programme has provided our local rangatahi with an opportunity that has introduced them to the art of mural making, including: research, design, and the installation of their very own collaborative mural. Through this practical programme our youth have gained a first-hand understanding of the importance of beatification art projects and the positive flow on effects of murals for towns like Ngaruawahia.

We have 7 youth participating in the making of this mural and one involved in the videography. By exposing students to painting and learning through the arts we are providing an opportunity for youth to express themselves and collaborate with others on team projects in their very own local community.

Check out the video and images below that showcases the experience:

Kotare Mural – Holiday Programme 2019

Our tutor Monique Heward design and delivered this action packed holiday programme in April 2019.

We had 15 tamariki make funky painting aprons out of recycled jeans and decorated them, learning how to recycle clothes, design work and sewing skills.

They finished their beautiful wooden feathers, learning in the process skills in design work, patterning, shading with paint and pen work.

Then they all contributed to the Kotare Mural, learning about painting a large artwork using the skills they learnt in designing and painting the feather. They learnt about working together as a group and undertaking a project which will be of benefit to our community.

The mural was made to be outdoors as a public art piece and will be featured as part of our Matariki celebrations. We are lucky to now have them on public display for you to have your photo taken in the wings of the Kotare (Kingfisher). The Wings are located at the Durham Precinct.

Thank you to our tutor Monique, and helpers Tania, Bernie and June.