PUSHING ARTS IN NZ TRUST

Our purpose is to create an alternative art platform within the wider communities throughout Aotearoa, by engaging with urban contemporary artists, businesses and the wider community to create opportunities to promote and support street art for the purposes of Inspiring Youth, Urban beautification, Creativity and positive economic outcomes for New Zealand.

ART

Art brings people together, it builds connections with community and beautifies areas with colour, bringing bland walls to life; it invigorates communities and educates.

PAINT provide an annual Street art festival that involves Local and International Artists who paint large scale murals. It also includes pop up art exhibitions, workshops and a Youth mentoring program that are available free to the community. We collaborate with community organisations that are established in each region who are passionate about Art and community. 

This year we will collaborate with Whangarei District Council and organise Whangarei's first Street Art Festival 'Street Prints Manaia'.

OUR PEOPLE

PAINT is made up of 5 Trustees with over 50 years combined creative industry experience in Fashion, Art and Website and Learning Design. All trustees also currently work within their communities in Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Waikato through Education, Sport, Technology and the Arts. All Trustees are of Maori heritage with iwi affiliations Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Tainui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi and Ngātiwai.

Jah Smith

Creative Director of Plenty, a Digital Agency based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand and Melbourne Australia. Jah has been in the Web Design and Digital Marketing industry for over 10 years. He was also instrumental in the Co-Curating of Tauranga's first Street Art Festival 'Street Prints Mauao'. 

Lovie Smith

Creative Director of Street Prints NZ and Australia, an organisation passionate about Street Art and Community. Curating Tauranga's first Street Art Festival 'Street Prints Mauao' in 2015. Lovie is also attending RMIT, studying a Fine Arts Degree in Gold and Silversmithing.

James Robinson

With a Bachelor of Business in Finance and over 10 years in the Digital Telecommunications sector, James has the know how to run a successful operation. James sits on numerous Charitable organisations that are all about the community. He currently leads a Learning Design Team in Hamilton.

Marcel Turi

A freelance Web Developer based in the Hawkes Bay, Marcel has worked with some of the largest companies in the area. With a strong passion in Online and Digital platforms, Marcel uses his skills to enrich the younger generation through a mentoring and coaching program teaching them about future technologies.

Taite Smith

Owner of clothing brand Once Clothing, his clothing can be found in retailers in NZ and AU. He has over 10 years experience in Sales and Marketing. Taite is also an all round community figure in the Arataki area in Mount Maunganui by playing and coaching rugby for the local premier club.  

DONATE

Creating Creative Projects for our Community

Our Projects are funded by organisations who love creativity, community and what we are all about. We believe the impact that Art has in our communities, especially with our young people.

We also give 'You' the opportunity to donate and support us in what we do. So that Art continues to beautify our streets in our community. Donate to PAINT.

* PAINT is a Registered Charitable Trust with Donee Status

FUTURE EVENTS

Street Prints Manaia 2018

“Street Prints is the imagery of leaving artistic footprints throughout the for Streets and Whangarei's mountain 'Manaia', is a dominant landmark approximately 30 kilometres southeast of Whangarei city on the Whangarei Heads peninsula and is known as the first Ancestor of the Native People of Whangarei."

Artists will be chosen from Whangarei and around New Zealand, with 10 International Artists from 10 different countries, each will be specifically picked for their artistic difference and aesthetics, thought process and vision.  Our mission is to provide an inspiring and artistic journey for all to enjoy which is why it was important for us to have variety.

We provide a theme that all participating artists must reference in their piece.  This years theme is: "Tuia te muka tangata" "Weaving the threads of humanity" We have chosen this theme to inspire unity and togetherness.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Street Prints Mauao 2017

Street Prints Ōtautahi 2017

CONTACT

If you have any enquiries, please fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

PAINT Contact. Jah Smith
Phone. NZ  +6421 905654
Email. hello@paint.org.nz

Pushing Arts In Nz Trust

Registered Charitable Trust - CC54731

Mount Maunganui 3116

hello@paint.org.nz

DONATE

Our Projects are funded by organisations who love creativity, community and what we are all about. We believe the impact that Art has in our communities, especially with our young people.

We also give 'You' the opportunity to donate and support us in what we do. So that Art continues to beautify our streets in our community. Donate to PAINT.

OUR PEOPLE

PAINT is made up of 5 Trustees with over 50 years combined creative industry experience in Fashion, Art and Website and Learning Design. All trustees also currently work within their communities in Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Waikato through Education, Sport, Technology and the Arts. All Trustees are of Maori heritage with iwi affiliations Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Tainui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi and Ngātiwai.

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