Home base for us is Studio 6 at Corban Estate Arts Centre. Here we hold studio sessions for our rangatahi three times a week.
In the studio our Kākano artists develop their art practice, their confidence and their self-worth. We believe that even before a seed is planted or nourished, it has inherent promise — the capability to take root, develop, grow, and blossom.
Each of our young artists is given a taste of different mediums in order to discover what works best for them. In Kākano there are painters, printmakers, carvers and photographers, all working on independent projects in their own areas of interest.
We celebrate the amazing work created in our studio with a huge annual exhibition (usually in December at Corban Estate Arts Centre), where our Kākano artists get a chance to shine. All artworks are for sale, with 90% of the proceeds going back to the artists.
We also regularly display the mahi created in Studio 6 in the Kākano Gallery; a community space run by our young people with the support of the Henderson Massey Local Board and Panuku Development Auckland.