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Massey's College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland

Dancers shot by Matt Luani.


Matt Luani at his graduation in 2018.

Staff from Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington, are coming to South Auckland from the 24-26 June to meet with young creatives from secondary schools and find the next stars of art and design.

Year 13 students can bring their portfolios along to three Creative Arts portfolio review sessions at Nathan Homestead, Mangere Arts Centre and Ōtāhuhu College to meet with staff and learn more about studying at Toi Rauwhārangi.

Students can gain pre-approval into the Bachelor of Design, Fine Arts or Māori Visual Arts by bringing along current portfolios of work, which can be in the form of workbooks, online images, building or interior designs, videos, clothes, carvings, craft projects, posters, photography, illustration, painting, drawings, sculptures, prints and more.

2018 design graduate Matt Luani will be at all sessions to share his student journey and share his work on the artform of krumping. Matt’s Honours and now Masters project, the Kulture Project, focuses on the art of krumping, what he calls an “extremely elusive, physically intense, emotionally demanding, highly technical dance culture”.

 “The Kulture Project seeks to expose through documentary filmmaking Aotearoa's underground Krump scene within the context of outsider culture and otherness. Pasifika are a marginalized community in Aotearoa, and Krumpers are a marginalized group within that. The marginalised within the marginalised, “ he says. 

Matt was born in Auckland, and recommends choosing to study at Massey because; “you learn so much more than what is said in the descriptions. Great tutors, great facilities and the papers they have to offer are interesting enough to gain a deeper understanding on the world,” he says. 

Students of any age and stage are welcome to bring their portfolios, meet Matt and Massey staff, and bring their families or supportive friends along too. To register, please click here.  

Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts at Massey University is world-class. Based in Wellington, the College expanded its offerings in 2015 to include degrees in Commercial Music and Creative Media Production.

Event details:

  • Monday, June 24, 3 - 6pm Nathan Homestead: 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa, Auckland 2102
  • Tuesday, June 25, 3 - 6pm Mangere Arts Centre: Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere, Auckland 2022
  • Wednesday, June 26,  3 - 6pm Otahuhu College: 47 -78 Mangere Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland 1062 

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