Prosper Northland Trust

Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery

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The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery will provide Northland with a nationally and internationally recognised cultural facility and tourist attraction.

Once built, it will be a wakahuia, a treasure box, of exemplary artworks from renowned contemporary Māori artists, and original Hundertwasser artworks provided from the collection in Vienna.

In its own right, the building will be a stunning artwork on a grand scale and one of New Zealand's most iconic buildings.

The building's Hundertwasser gallery will show 50 Hundertwasser pieces which will change at times, while the Wairau Maori Art Gallery will exhibit contemporary Maori Art, proudly supported by Toi Iho, with a new exhibition every three months. The WMAG has the unique potential to take a leading role in articulation of indigenous arts globally.

The building will be located at the site Hundertwasser chose, on the corner Quayside and Dent St at the Town Basin in Whangarei.

As per referendum requirement Prosper Northland Trust has to raise $16.25million as well as a $2 million underwrite by June the 30, 2017. With the support of a group of passionate volunteers, the trust are getting close to that mark, but every dollar counts. We won't get there without your help.

With $1.4 million still to be raised, Whangarei Lawyers Henderson Reeves has promised to commit $20,000 to the project . . . but only if the same sum can be raised on Boosted.

As Hundertwasser said; "When we dream alone, it is just a dream. But when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality" . . . Please help us make this dream come true!

If you would like to support this fully community-led project, there are several ways donations are acknowledged. You can have your name on the Tree of Life or in the grounds around the Centre or on the Tree of Honour inside the foyer of the HAC. You can visit our website (www.yeswhangarei.co.nz) to see the details.

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UPDATES

  • Make it Happen!

    1 DAY AGO

    You did it, yesterday we reached 100% in only 3 weeks. With two more weeks to go, we could really make a showcase of the support we have by raising over 100%; like Ange Gregory who's donation took us to 101% and stated "We heartily support this mighty effort and SO look forward to celebrating the completion of the project with all those who feel the same.".
    The actual building costs will be higher than the referendum target, so let's keep going and the earlier we have the full funds together the sooner we start the build.

  • We're almost there!

    2 DAYS AGO

    Can't say it enough, THANK YOU! Today we reached 96% of our goal. It is not only the money you've donated, it is also the loud and clear message that this project is WANTED.

    If you are in Auckland tomorrow night don't miss out on the HART concert at the Raye Freedman Art Centre. Great artists like Tina Cross, Kawiti Waetford and many more are donating their time and talent to this fundraiser concert. All the proceeds go to the Hundertwasser Art Centre project.

    Tickets are still available at https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2017/may/hart

  • Join us at our pop up variety concert called HART.

    1 WEEK AGO

    We're getting oh so close to our goal! We are proud to announce the HART concert on Thursday 25 May at The Raye Freedman Art Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School.  

    All musicians are giving their time and talent free of charge so all proceeds can go into building the HAC. Tina Cross.ONZM is a special guest star. The outstanding line-up also features two of Whangarei's most celebrated singers, baritone Kawiti Waetford and soprano Sophie Sparrow and on the grand piano is Juan Kim.

    From Auckland, there will be performances by Andrew McLennan, singer-songwriters Vann Dizon and Dan Upritchard, as well as the exciting new acapella group Resonate, currently competing in the popular Sunday night TVNZ series Naked Choir, on TV One.

    As well as music, HART will also showcase some exclusive limited edition screen prints which have been donated as fundraisers by top NZ artists such as Dick Frizzell, Tony Ogle, Emily Karaka and Billy Apple. The evening will see the launch of a brand new print by Michael Smither entitled "Horseshoe Bay,Tutukaka".

    Doors open at 6pm to give patrons a chance to view these art works, ask questions about the project and have a complimentary beverage and nibble before the show starts at 6.45pm.

    Bookings can be made on line at www.iticket.co.nz (search HART) or phone Ph: 0508-484- 253 tickets $75- $100 pp (Booking fees will apply).

  • You are amazing

    2 WEEKS AGO

    In less than 2 weeks time you helped raise 64% of the $40,000 goal. It has always been a community project, but you just underline again how much it is alive and wanted. THANK YOU!

    Thank you also for sharing our 'boosted' facebook post. We couldn't help noticing that the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, also shared it! Keep spreading the word!

  • You are making it Happen!

    3 WEEKS AGO

    THANK YOU to everyone who has given so far. In 5 days we managed to raise 27% of our goal! The wide support is heartwarming. Supporting this project is such a great opportunity to celebrate the arts, Māori culture, education and tourism and make a genuine contribution to the economic development of the north at the same time.