The Whau Arts Showcase 2018 is a free event being held in Blockhouse Bay this May. Organiser, Jeremy Walters, a local designer and composer, is bringing together wide-ranging clubs, artists, photographers, dancers, singers, and musicians for the event.
“The aim,” says Jeremy, “is to display the artistic abilities and multicultural diversity of the Whau community”. However, there are wider aims too.
“I am working with the sponsors, the Whau Local Board, and the Bay’s Library to ensure that the event has a resonance in the community long after.” says Jeremy.
One project supported by the event is two murals by the children of Blockhouse Bay Primary. After the showcase these will go on permanent display in the school grounds. The event will have fun and engaging workshops that are open to all ages. Art created here will be put on public display. This also will tie in with events at the Blockhouse Bay Library in June, and the Bays Arts Month in July.
Artists and clubs using the event as an opportunity to increase exposure will also benefit from the long term aims of the Showcase, as eventually a small, loose community of artists, clubs, and community leaders develop into a support network that can grow together, and rally in times of need.
The event is on Sunday, May 27th at the Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, between 12 and 3pm. For more information please contact Jeremy at: firstname.lastname@example.org