Habitat for Humanity The Power of Shelter Art Exhibition

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No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent place to live. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.

At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Because you, me, we — we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

Throughout October a collection of artwork from local artists and prisoners from Northland Regional Correction Facility will be displayed contemplating the power of shelter in order to raise money to build a Habitat for Humanity home. This home will be built in partnership with Northland Regional Corrections Facility. Habitat puts great value on this partnership with Corrections.

We see building homes as a process that will not only benefit the deserving family who will one day own the home, but also provides a great opportunity for the prisoners to gain work experience, preparing them for a career in construction while also helping a Northland whanau in housing need.

Join us on the 2nd October at 5pm for the exhibition opening at the Whangarei Art Muesum. The exhibition will be closed with an art auction on the 30th October at 5.30pm in the Whangarei Art Museum.

Tickets available here: https://goo.gl/PVpkcD. All proceeds go towards the build of a new Habitat home.

A special thank you to these local artists for their amazing contribution: Anastasia Baranova, Anneke Muijlwijk, Claire Furlong, Bevan Holmes, Dawn Dutton, Gabi Pfaender, Housing New Zealand, Joanna Skyrme, Katherine Batchelor, Kim Johnson, Leeanne Hopper, Mark Burkill, Maureen Baker and Suzanne Widdall.

This event is in partnership with Northland Regional Corrections Facility, Whangarei Art Museum, Creative Northland, NZME, and LJHooker.

Dates & Times

  • Sun, October 22, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, October 23, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Tue, October 24, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wed, October 25, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Thu, October 26, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Fri, October 27, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sat, October 28, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, October 29, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, October 30, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)

More information

LocationWhangarei Art Museum, Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei
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Cost No Charge
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

AddressTown Basin, Dent Street
Phone(09) 430 4240
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About this Venue

The Art Museum opened in June 1996 in an historical arts and crafts building in beautiful Cafler Park adjacent to the cultural amenities of Forum North Theatre and the conservatory and Fernery.

It is the public gallery of the city and district and custodian of the extensive city art collection. The Museum is also the venue for national touring exhibitions and internally curated exhibitions and public programmes.