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Exhibition at Studio One Toi Tu explores Mindfulness | Auckland 26 Nov – 18 Dec 2014

A new exhibition opens this week on Ponsonby Road with relevance to mental well-being and creative thinking.

Opens Wednesday 26 November, 5-7 PM

Studio One Toi Tu (Formerly Art Station)
1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Exhibition runs until December 18th.

To quote the artists’ statement: “The concept of Mindfulness, which is rooted in Buddhism, is the cornerstone of this exhibition by photographic artist Faye Norman and poet Miriam Barr. In contemporary society Mindfulness has been expanded into psychotherapy, and as an everyday tool for people to apply to deal with issues such as stress. Now presents works that are the result of collaborative investigations by the two artists involving the integration of mindfulness and creative process.”


Gallery Opening Hours :

Mon – Thu 9am – 7pm
Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat 9am – 4pm
Sun Closed

Gallery Contact:

09 376 3221

Express Yourself: Youth Development Creative Arts.

Enrolments are now open for three new Express Yourself Youth Development creative arts courses for youth aged between 13 to18 who are experiencing mental health issues.

Toi Ora Live Art Trust are working together with Art Station and Auckland Council to bridge the gap for Auckland youth who come into contact with mental-health and other support services, with the exploration of creativity as a proven means to enhance youth development, recovery and maintain wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to participate, develop and communicate their artistic expression, in a supportive and structured environment.

The pilot programme is FREE.

Photography at Art Station in Term Two on Wednesdays May 2nd to June 6th.

Music at Toi Ora Live Art Trust and Screenprinting at Art Station in Term Three on Wednesdays July 25th to August 29th.  

  •  All courses start 3.45 to 6.15pm. ( This may change to 4pm. if required) and run on Wednesdays for six weeks.
  • Location: Art Station at 1 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby for The photography and screen-printing courses. Toi Ora Live Art Trust at 6 Putiki Street Grey Lynn for the Music course.
  • Contact erwin@toiora.org.nz for more information or call 09 360 4171.

Brave New Design.

  • with Ross Liew from Cut Collective 
  • at Artstation

Design and Print on T-shirts, Posters and more. This class will teach you how to transfer hand drawn or computer generated imagery on to t-shirts, posters etc using the technique of silkscreen printing. Be creative and make a statement with your t-shirts! All materials supplied.

Music Song writing and Recording 

  • at Toi Ora Live Art

A comprehensive and fun course in Music. A chance to explore your creative music style. Develop song writing techniques music composition and then get to record your achievements.

Frame Your World Photography Workshop

  • at Artstation
  • with Tanja Nola

Students will be introduced to the art, science and magic of black and white photography. You will be taking photos with pinhole cameras, making sun pictures and photograms with photographic paper and chemicals, and learning how to use equipment in the darkroom.

You will be encouraged to develop your personal interests, to see the world from your own point of view and to identify the things that are important to you. In this workshop students will discover their own way of making photographic images while learning new techniques and methods.

I for Invisible/I for Inclusion – Exhibition & Book Launch

You are warmly invited to Toi Ora’s end-of-year group exhibition, I for Invisible… I for Inclusion, opening and chapbook launch on Wednesday 26 October at 5pm at Artstation toi tu, 1 Ponsonby Road, Newton, AUCKLAND.

I for Invisible… I for Inclusion is a multimedia art installation that celebrates visibility, affirms identity and challenges the concept of inclusion.

I for Invisible… I for Inclusion presents Toi Ora members’ work from throughout 2011 that includes visual arts, creative writing, performance, music and multimedia.

The exhibition will run until Saturday 12 November.

You are also invited to I, a music and poetry performance night from Toi Ora artists on Thursday 3 November, 6pm-8pm.