Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust

Short Shorts 2019 Competition Theme Announced!

We are delighted to announce that the theme for Short Shorts 2019 is “Our Dreams“.

Building on four successful years, we are already contacting schools in Kaipatiki to invite their students’ participation in our 2019 short film competition.

The theme “Our Dreams” allows primary, intermediate and secondary students to let their imaginations run wild while exploring new skills, and having fun!

We look forward to viewing more creative mini-movie masterpieces from Kaipatiki’s inventive students.

More details will be announced early in the New Year. In the meantime, include this exciting project in your plans for 2019.

Platform Young Aspiring Filmmakers

The Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust’s annual student film competition creates a platform to promote the Kaipatiki community and young aspiring filmmakers.

Primary, Intermediate and Secondary school students are invited to submit short films (3-5 minutes) that reflect a different theme each year.

View highlights from 2018 Winners on YouTube
View highlights from 2017 Winners on YouTube
View highlights from 2016 Winners on YouTube

2018 Student Film Competition sponsors included:

Barfoot & Thompson

Sony NZ
Kaipatiki Local Board

About Us

 Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust -who we are, what we’re about.

Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust (KPAT) is a charitable trust established in 2013 with the assistance of Kaipatiki Local Board to develop public art projects in the Kaipatiki area that are of enduring quality, are accessible to the public and stimulate public interest. We collaborate with Auckland Council on projects in the public arena as well as developing some autonomous projects.

The inner Waitemata Harbour suburbs of Beach Haven, Birkenhead, Chatswood, Birkdale, Northcote, Glenfield, Hillcrest and Marlborough make up the Kaipātiki area. It is bounded by the Northern Motorway to the east.

Art in public places – Why?

Art galleries are great to visit. But you have to do just that – ‘visit’, including travelling through Auckland’s traffic, finding and paying for parking, walking through ‘the weather’ and so on.

Public art takes it ‘to the people’. To stimulate, excite, enthuse, provoke everyone, every time they pass it. It can be an impressive scale sculpture, a painterly mural, an interesting signpost , a cool new app. for your phone, a film show in a shopping mall. Whatever, the essence is to get it ‘out there’.

In the words of the Auckland Public Arts Policy, art that ‘connects with people, reflects and celebrates our unique identity and generates a sense of pride and belonging’

There is already some great public art around Auckland.

For instance “Rocks” by Greer Twiss at the corner of Symonds St and K. Rd. And have you seen children playing under “Wind Tree” by Michio Ihara down at the Viaduct? The environment of Newmarket is considerably enhanced by works of Terry Stringer and Reuben Patterson. And so it goes on…. but not in Kaipatiki.
Our area is sadly lacking in public art. KPAT wants to change this to enhance the liveliness and cultural richness of our part of town.

We hope you will take an interest in, and support our work.  Continue reading “About Us”