“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” – PABLO PICASSO.

Art is a way of expressing yourself and is an outlet many of the young people are naturally very good at. It is a topic many take for NCEA and do very well in. This past year 2 of our students from the Day Program had their some of their NCEA Art selected by the Ministry of Education to be displayed in their National Office. One piece was approved by Great Wellington Regional Council , and in partnership with them, and Kerb the Artist it was painted into a bus shelter in Wellington.


Click here to read on the Ministry of Educations display of Te Kura students artwork at Mātauranga House. 

Art is a safe place where young people can express themselves, where their voices can be shared even when they don’t have words. Some young people were asked to share why they like art, here’s what they said…

” Art is where I go when I don’t want to think about the sh*t that’s piled up in my world “
“You can do art and see art anywhere. Art is always there and never bails”
“Art is where I forget about the crap that’s in my life”
“If I have a bad day , and friends get it wrong , I can always lose myself in Art and it feels better”
“Art is my place, no-one can take that. Art is safe and reminds me there is beauty in the world.”