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Estuary Arts Centre is a creative artistic hub belonging to, and servicing our local community. It aims to enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities, involving and engaging them in arts appreciation and creative opportunities and experiences.
Join us on an artistic journey of discovery.
Estuary Arts Centre is a charitable trust governed by the Estuary Arts Charitable Trust (EACT) who lease the building from the Auckland Council. The centre is staffed by a Centre Manager, part-time Education Coordinator (3 days a week) and a part-time Customer Service Administrator (96 hours per week). EACT relies heavily on the support of our 70 + volunteer army to assist with a range of tasks and duties.
EACT is contracted, under the terms of its Deed of Lease with Auckland Council to provide specific outcomes, including exhibitions, educational opportunities and activities which engage with our Youth, Tangata whenua, disability, migrant and senior communities.
The Trust is registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 1958 and The Charities Act 2005.
The Charities Commission registration number is CC 35965.
The Estuary Arts Charitable Trust Board currently comprises:
Michael Irwin (Chairperson), Samantha Cranston, Phil Crow (Treasurer), William Trotter, Naomi Pears-Scown and Yvonne Copland.
If you are interested in being part of this governance team please make contact with the Centre at 09 4265570.
Centre Manager and Curator
Kim's passion is community arts engagement, and connecting people and groups through the power of art.
After immigrating to New Zealand from Africa in 2000, Kim was a ceramic tutor and education coordinator at the Mairangi Arts Centre. She proceeded to manage the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna for 7 years and joined the Estuary Arts Centre in 2012. She won a scholarship and subsequently received a diploma in Body art and Special Effects which she now teaches.
Kim has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts majoring in Art History, Painting and Ceramics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching.
Customer Service and Volunteer Coordinator
Talia's leverages her Bachelor of Industrial Design degree, event operations and administrative expertise to serve Estuary Arts' stakeholders in her role as Customer Service Administrator.
Talia puts her knowledge of mass production into creating A1 limited-edition Fine Art Silk Screen Prints. She has experimented with ceramics, slip casting and slab building.
Talia has been Artist in Residence at Ink workshop in the UK, and co-founded the Leeds Print Fair, which she ran for 3 years. She has a gallery presence in the UK and recently returned to her native New Zealand where she is creating new distinctively Kiwi prints.