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Toi Ora ‘Outsider Art’ Exhibition

Mark your calendars for Toi Ora’s Outsider Art exhibition opening on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

Toi Ora Live Art Trust is a unique shared creative space in the heart of Auckland city where people can find support for their mental health and well-being.  Toi Ora Live Art Trust provides an array of visual arts, writing, music and recording classes and workshops that are tutored by professional practitioners with experience and/or an understanding of the issues surrounding mental health.

Studio space is available for people wishing to work on individual or collaborative projects. A range of art materials and resources are available. Members are able to explore their creative ideas and potential in this supported environment.

If you would like to know more about Toi Ora click here.

If you would like to see our artists and their work click here.

The ‘Outsider Art’ exhibition will feature art from outside the boundaries of official culture. It will run from 10th March to 30 April at Toi Ora Gallery, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

Contact: Faye: faye@toiora.org.nz; or Erwin: erwin@toiora.org.nz
Phone: 09 360 4171

Toi Ora proudly presents ETHEREAL

Visit and view the highly recommended Ethereal exhibition at Toi Ora Live Arts Trust.

It runs until the 3rd of October at Toi Ora, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn. Phone 09 360 4171.

ETHEREAL: art of different worlds with Tricia Hall, Christine Mansford, Haleigh Newth, and Louise Williams.

Toi Ora’s latest exhibition brings together four women artists who explore the ideas of other worlds that lie beneath the surface of this one.

Each artist in their preferred medium seeks out the strange, the other, the intriguing, and the macabre.

From the artists: “Whether using photography, paint, printmaking or pastel, we are drawing attention to the inner landscapes of the imaginary, the fantastical, the whimsical, and the wonder of seeing the world through different eyes. We are creating the potential for the many layers of stories that are possible if we only take the time to explore them.”

More on the Toi Ora Website.


Chatters from Crossroads Clubhouse

The latest issue of Chatters is out from Crossroads Clubhouse, a community space for people with experience of mental-health problems, run by people with experience of mental-health problems.

Chatters jan 2014 Web

Arahura Charitable Trust: Crossroads Clubhouse
Crossroads Clubhouse is an opportunity centre. It provides adults who have had their lives disrupted by mental illness the chance to get back on track.

393 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn 1021
09-376 4267

Enrolments Open for Toi Ora’s Express Yourself Creative Youth Wellbeing Projects

It’s almost term 4 and recruitment time again for Toi Ora’s Express Yourself Creative Youth Wellbeing projects.

WHAT: An inspirational mix of spoken word, visual arts and music

FOR: 14-16 year olds

VENUE: Glen Innes Family Centre, 122 Elstree Ave, Glen Innes.

WHEN: Thursdays 24 Oct – 18 Dec (9 weeks)

TIME: 3.30- 6pm (3.30 chat and catch up, workshop starts 4pm)

Don’t know Express Yourself yet? Express Yourself is a FREE multi-media arts experience for young people facing challenges in their lives. This exciting and innovative project helps participants to develop new interests and skills, grow in confidence and motivation, strengthen relationships and connections with peers and community, and … well express themself!

Check it out on youtube 

Please take time to pass on this valuable opportunity to colleagues/ services/ young people who would benefit. Fliers, enrolment forms and information sheets are attached.

Transport is not provided so please ensure that registered participants have the necessary support to attend projects.

NB. Toi Ora also has projects in Mt Roskill (age 14-16) and Grey Lynn (17-24).

For further enquires please contact

Amber Walls
Express Yourself Programme Manager
Toi Ora Live Art Trust
6 Putiki St. Grey Lynn. Auckland.
Ph. 3604171 0220 709186

Toi Ora Tutors Exhibition 5 Feb to 1 March 2013

Toi Ora proudly announces Indultus, a group exhibition from the people who facilitate the classes at Toi Ora – the tutors.  The exhibition encompasses visual art, word, photography and digital images.

indultus – Latin, verb – 1. be kind, 2. grant or bestow, 3. indulge

You are warmly invited to the exhibition opening on Tuesday 5 February at 5pm.

Indultus will run from 5 February to 1 March 2013

at Toi Ora Live Art Trust

6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, AUCKLAND 1021

p:  09 360 4171  |  f:  09 360 4172

www.toiora.org.nz  |  www.fb.me/toiora

Crossroads Job Vacancy

Situation Vacant: Mental Health Support Worker

Crossroads Clubhouse is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting people with a mental illness in the community.

Crossroads Clubhouse provides a non-institutional setting where adults with a mental illness give each other support as they work to rebuild their confidence, stamina and concentration, social and vocational skills.

Crossroads Clubhouse seeks a Mental Health support worker to join their team in Grey Lynn in a ‘generalist’ capacity. As a minimum qualification you are expected to hold a Certificate in Mental health Support Work. Qualifications in other related fields will be considered. A full drivers licence is required.

The primary purpose of this role is to co-ordinate a pre vocational unit to generate meaningful work for its members, ensuring that they are working as part of a team with other members in the daily operation of the designated unit. (Staff can expect to facilitate different units as directed by the clubhouse director).

This opportunity will suit an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic and commitment to supporting the organisations overall strategic direction.

This role offers major job satisfaction, and will provide you with an opportunity to make a genuine difference in the community. Visit www.crossroadsclubhouse.org.nz

Initially send a covering letter and a short CV to admin@arahura.org.nz or mail to Arahura Trust HR. PO Box 47729 Ponsonby. Applications close 31st January 2012

Community Election Forum in Auckland

Get along for a fun, fast and furious political debate!

Members of unions and community organisations will be speaking about their experiences and asking candidates to respond to their questions on:


Tuesday 15 November, 7-9pm

Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn

MC’d by Michele A’Court

Please advise of any access, communication or dietary needs when registering.  

For more information or to register, contact election.campaign@psa.org.nz

Visit the Facebook page for this event – and please invite your friends!

Central Auckland speakers confirmed:

  • Denise Roche (Greens)
  • Jacinda Ardern (Labour)
  • John Minto (Mana)
  • David Seymour (Act)
  • Allen Davies (NZ First)

Brought to you by a group of unions and community organisations joining together to bring you a fun, fast and furious evening of political debate:

PSA, Carers NZ, People First Inc Nga Tangata Tuatahi, NZ Nurses Organisation, Service and Food Workers Union, FIRST Union, NZ Educational Institute, Auckland Disability Law, ACC Futures Coalition, Disabled People’s Assembly, Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ, Working Women’s Resource Centre, Poverty Action Waikato, and the Wellington Council of Social Services.