Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust

Short Shorts Winners Announced!

KPAT Annual film contest SHORT SHORTS 2018 was a great success. The standard of films this year, on the theme ‘Future Kaipatiki’ was very high and impressed our judge.

The 8 finalist films were screened at an awards ceremony on August 25th at the Birkdale Intermediate auditorium.

The 2018 finalist, merits and winners are:

Visions and problems in the Kaipatiki area – Willow Park – Finalist
PastPresentFuture – Marlborough Primary – Merit
The day we stopped bullying – Kauri Park – Winner.

A seed of hope – Northcote Intermediate – Best Animation
The Rock by Timeboy – Northcote Intermediate – Winner.

Belle La Vie – Glenfield College – Finalist
Triple time travel – Wairau Valley Special School – Merit
Fed up – Glenfield College – Winner.

Our thanks again to sponsors Barfoot and Thompson, Kaipatiki Local Board, Sony and Birkdale Intermediate.

And a HUGE congratulations to all finalists and winners!

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

Student Film Competition sponsors include:

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”