Public art plays an important role in the identity and experience of communities. It can inspire, provoke, beautify, and challenge the way we engage with public spaces.
The Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust (KPAT) is a charitable trust established in 2013 with the assistance of the Kaipātiki Local Board to develop public art projects in the Kaipātiki area.
Our objective is to incorporate substantial works of art in the natural and built environment.
We believe that public art enhances urban design, humanises development and provides significant benefits to residents, businesses and the wider community
Public Art in Glenfield
Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust is delighted to announce the launch of an artwork at Oruamo Domain on Glenfield Road.
‘Soft Focus … Summer’s Day’ by David McCracken is a 3.5 metre torus that has been likened to a wrinkly tyre rolling down the hill. It’s shiny surface provides humorous reflections and children are enjoying climbing onto it.
Click here for more details about the artist and background of the Oruamo Domain project
Art Speaker Series
KPAT hosts an annual event to showcase an art speaker and report to the community on its activities.
Our guest speakers have been inspiring and shared their stories with us.
To register on our invitation list for these events please email email@example.com
Our 2021 guest speaker was David McCracken, who shared a range of his work as well as his concept and plans for Oruamo domain.
Click here for more on our Art Speaker Series.
Short Shorts is an independent student film competition, devised and managed by KPAT and supported by Kaipatiki Local Board.
2021 was the 7th year of the contest, the finalists and winners announced in late August. The theme was ‘Creative Kaipatiki’.
The 2021winners were:
The Primary School category The Kaipatiki News
Intermediate School category Butterfly Effect
Click here for more information about ‘Short Shorts‘
Due to the ongoing uncertainty about Covid-19 and the disruption to school curriculums we decided not to run the competition in 2022.
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