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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.


Current Projects

  • We organise Whangarei city’s biggest annual interactive Arts Festival – ArtBeat
  • The Whangarei Sculpture Symposium, which is a biennial event with artists from throughout the country and the world working onsite for 10 days to create sculptures from wood and stone.
  • The Northland Youth Summit – the current project entails a series of workshops held throughout the region culminating in a three-day summit in September 2018 based at North Tec in Whangarei.
  • Projecting Youth Futures 3D – A 3D regional arts installation where Art meets digital meets community
  • Creative Northland have redesigned the Northland Art Guide which is now available free of charge at local tourist stop-offs from Auckland Airport up, in i-SITES, galleries, accommodation providers, museums and venues around Northland. You can also download the free guide here. We hope you enjoy the new guide and make time to explore our beautiful region. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us


Projects we are supporting

Camera Obscura

We have been fortunate to support the Camera Obscura Project with their funding and are looking forward to seeing it in place on the Loop Walk, Hatea River in Whangarei in the near future.

Another key project we have been helping to coordinate has been the Otuihau Pilot Project ‘Waiora’ Maori Cultural Performance & Show at Whangarei Falls.  The pilot was extremely successful and we look forward to the seeing how it progresses going forward.

We are also excited to be supporting two local arts events Whangarei Heads Arts Trail and CollaboratioNZ to see video footage click here

Otangarei Community get their hands dirty for Clean Up Week 2019

At 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday 14th of September 2019, the Otangarei Community came together to clean up …


ArtBeat is Whangarei’s biggest FREE Interactive Arts Festival open to the whole community in Northland. ArtBeat has been an annual …

Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival 2018

The Northland Youth Summit 2018 was held in Whangarei at North Tec from the 5th – 7th of September. This …

Passchendaele Commemoration

This Thursday 12th of October marks the centenary of Passchendaele and Creative Northland will be working with the Whangarei and Kaeo RSA’s to commemorate the occasion.

The Northland Art Guide

We hope you enjoy the guide and make time to explore our beautiful region, whether you are from our of town or live locally, there are always treasures to find…

Sculpture Northland

Sculpture Northland is returning to Whangarei Quarry Gardens for the 5th year and Creative Northland are sponsoring the People’s Choice Award!

Savvy Magazine Column

Read our monthly arts sector column in Savvy Magazine

Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery

Congratulations to Prosper North Trust for a successful Boosted campaign for the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery.

Whangarei: Love it Here photography competition and Sense of Place exhibition

The six winning images were judged by members of The Shutter Room, The Whangarei District Council and Creative Northland. We …