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Creative Northland – Connecting Northland’s Art Sector

Projects & Events

Creative Northland manages as well as supports a range of events and projects in the Northland region.

Creative Northland Events
Creative Northland currently has 3 key events that run either annually or biennially:

ArtBeat (Annual)
Whangarei Sculpture Symposium (Biennial)
Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival (Annual)

Creative Northland also hosts multiple smaller events throughout the year including workshops and networking events.

Creative Northland Projects
Northland Art Guide – A free publication designed by the Creative Northland Team mapping the galleries, museums and historical sites around Northland.

Creative Northland Supported Events & Projects:
Creative Northland is proud to support a number of events across Te Tai Tokerau each year, building capacity and capability in the region. Watch this space for the list of projects we are currently supporting and what we have supported in the past.

Whangarei Heads Arts Trail

Each year visitors and artists from all over Northland come to take part in the Whangarei Heads Arts Trail in …

Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival 2019

The Northland Youth Summit 2019 was held in Kaitaia at Te Ahu Centre from the 28th – 30th of August. …


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 …

Welcome to Creative Northland!

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