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
In 2022, Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust delivered 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 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
Click here for more on our Art Speaker Series.
Short Shorts is an independent student film competition, that was devised and managed for seven years by KPAT and supported by Kaipatiki Local Board.
With the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the focus of schools on core curriculum, we regretfully can no longer continue the competition.
We thank the many students, and their parents and teachers who supported them, for the joy they brought to the community with their creative films.
Click here for more information about ‘Short Shorts‘
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