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Rotary Charity Art Auction Fundraiser for Māpura Studios

Rotary Charity Art Auction Fundraiser for Māpura Studios

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  • Sat 28 May ’16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Attention art lovers, art collectors and art buyers as well as those of you with a particular interest in stroke rehabilitation!

Rotary Mt Eden and Epsom invite you to a Charity Art Auction Fundraiser in support of Māpura Studio's Stroke Art Therapy Programme featuring works by renowned New Zealand artists. Contributing artists include: Jacqueline Fahey, Virginia King, Mary McIntyre, Michael Smither, Elizabeth Thomson, Ronnie van Hout as well as Sue Daly, Brett Graham, Shane Hartdegen, Glen Hayward, Chris Knox, Gerda Lennards, Patrick Lundberg, Lindsay Missen, Gareth Price, Katherine Smyth, Stuart Shepherd and more.

The auctioneer is Charles Ninow of Bowerbank Ninow.

Visit the Art Auction Web Site (above): Works can be viewed online from 16 May (a printed catalogue will also be made available)

Please RSVP or Register to Bid Online (above): The online silent auction will open two weeks prior to the main event; online bidding will close prior to the live auction

For more information: Contact Mapura Studios - Email info@mapurastudios.org.nz or Phone 09 845 5361

Background Information:
Nine thousand people in New Zealand are affected by strokes each year, with many losing cognitive and/or physical ability, loss or confusion of speech. This affects different aspects of life – changing roles and relationships, financial situations and can lead to anxiety, depression, lethargy and loss of a sense of identity. The impact on individuals and families can be devastating. Furthermore, current health rehabilitation only focuses on physical aspects.

Māpura Studios is an inclusive creative space in Fowlds Park, St Lukes, offering an innovative and unique programme of visual art therapy for people who have experienced a stroke. Skilled art therapists and fine art tutors engage participants in the artmaking process to give expression to the complex range of physical, emotional and mental experience a person has as a result of the trauma of stroke – toward regaining a sense of purpose and self-worth, developing skills, self-expression and well-being. Participants report a decrease in anxiety and depression and increased optimism and desire to re-engage with life.

Māpura Studios receives no government funding. It is only through fundraising that these and other art programmes for people with diverse and often complex disabilities can be delivered.

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