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ART Outreach

Between 2012-2020 I had the privilege of being a part of the Outreach and Education teams at Toi ō Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery. I was trained and mentored by amazing educators Meg Nicol, Christa Napier-Robertson and the late Rodger Taberner. Eventually, I moved into the role of Manager, Learning and Outreach until departing in 2020 to complete my Masters Degree in Technology and starting up I.M-S Arts.
It was a transformative time in my career and I still have a fondness for the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and the many community collaborations that started life long friendships.  There are too many projects for this website, but here is some video and photos from that amazing time.


More than Art! Co-Ordinating Outreach Network events at Auckland Art Gallery. (L-R) Event in McKelvie Gallery, Robert Holloway, Anna Hollaway, (seated) Saulo Suamasi, Tai Magele, Raymon Narayan.


The joy of bringing artists together. Connecting international artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan with Māori artist Charlotte Graham in her amazing studio.


Art Education by artists is the most enjoyable job to have. Over the years I have worked alongside the most amazing art educators and artists.


Supporting our future Pacific leaders & navigators who will traverse across different industries and cultures. Art Education provides pathways into critical thinking, creative thinking and innovation for lifelong learners.

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Bringing the Art Gallery out of its four walls is imperative when we working with our community. (L-R) Youth Worker Sully Paea MNZM and wife Joanne Paea (co-founders of Crosspower Ministries, Otara) Meg Nicol (former) Manager of Community Learning


IN-Reach before OUTreach ... This was a term I would work by in my role with Auckland Art Gallery knowing that if our objective is to bring in marginalised communities then we need to provide a safe infrastructure within our institution to ensure it is in fact a SAFE space.

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Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party (U.S.) was hosted in Otara by our Otara Scorpions Rugby League Club. This visit started with a meeting of three local artists and then an artist talk with over 60 young men in the league club.



Art Outreach Artist Workshops for our Community are always well received. True authentic engagement is always led by our Community. In this image, this weaving workshop was co-ordinated by our Outreach Programme but led by the Pacifica Mamas, Pacifica Arts Centre, Corbans Estate Art Centre and in partnership with NZRL Playgroups. The venue is Papatoetoe Panthers Rugby League Club. All parties in partnership with us are always paid a full consultancy fee.

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