Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust

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 is Coming to Glenfield

Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust is delighted to announce that Land Owner Approval has been granted by Kaipātiki Local Board for an artwork at Oruamo Domain on Glenfield Road.

It has taken two years of carefully working through the required process to reach this stage. After a rigorous selection process, David McCracken’s proposal for “Soft Focus, Summer’s Day …”, a delightful work in stainless steel, was chosen. We are excited about this project and what it will bring to the community.

Click here for more details about the artist and background of the Oruamo Domain project

Our Art Speaker event this year will also hear from the artist. Join our mailing list to be kept informed – email info@kpat.org.nz

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 info@kpat.org.nz

Our 2020 guest speaker was Virginia King. Virginia has created a diverse range of site-specific sculptures over the past three decades, commissioned for public locations and private collectors.

Click here for more on our Art Speaker Series 2020 and Virginia King

Short Shorts

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.

Kindly supported by

Kaipatiki Local Board