‘Strong, resilient and inclusive communities where local identity, diversity and creativity are nurtured.’
header: BTW…cover image PUSI URALE ‘Fale Talimalo’ 2018
OFF TRACK is a new public art destination situated between New Lynn and Avondale along the new NL2A pathway. Just as the name intends, OFF TRACK is underpinned by a kaupapa of serious play, off the beaten path.
BTW…is a free book that celebrates local creatives in the Whau. Born of hot coffee and brown paper brainstorms, this ‘festival in your hands’ is an evolution of local talanoa contextualised through a global lens. Amidst the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, #metoo, rollercoaster foreign affairs, constant construction (road cones aplenty), and the ongoing loss of our beloved urban canopy — BTW became an anchor for the artists and storytellers within these pages. More than gold sifted through grit this is a historical snapshot of our community at a critical moment of change.
ALL GOODS | a space for the arts
ALL GOODS is a community art space that is flexible and accessible, with a focus on providing an inclusive homebase for people in the Whau to participate in the arts. It is a space to strengthen connections, develop ideas and share creative mahi. We welcome artists and people of all abilities and interests to run projects, hold workshops, kōrero, create and experience art.
Whau Community Arts brokering
Whau Community Arts Brokering is a community service supported by the Whau Local Board. Tapping into the existing creative community in the Whau area, the arts brokers support the presentation of a range of temporary arts activities and activation’s in our urban environment. The arts brokers for the Whau are Janet Lilo and Jody Yawa McMillan.
Te Whau Pathway project
Te Whau Pathway will be the silver lining of the Whau river and the meeting of both Waitematā and Manukau Harbours. Forged across a time and place of significant cultural histories, this pathway invites people to rediscover themselves in the whenua and to honour the natural beauty of the awa. We are excited to partner with TWPP as the Community Art project leads.