Help Kākano Youth Arts Collective continue bringing art, colour & culture to the beautiful people of West Auckland!
Kākano means “seed”. The concept of He Kākano conveys growth, development, and expansion. Even before a seed is planted or nourished, it has inherent promise — the capability to take root, develop, grow, and blossom.
Since 2013, Kākano Youth Arts Collective has grown from strength to strength. As a collective we have played a key role in mural and sculpture installations in West Auckland, been commissioned by the Henderson-Massey Local Board and other West Auckland organisations to produce art for the community, featured in the Love Hendo campaign amongst many other arts events, partnered with Unitec for the Henderson Youth Arts Project, and now have our very own Art Gallery in the Falls carpark and the list goes on!
In our weekly art workshops at Corbans Estate Arts Centre (Studio 6), we get to try out different art mediums and processes, and discover which of these we want to pursue. Through Kākano we are able to build up a body of artworks and the confidence, focus and skills we develop better prepare us to be ready for other opportunities, whether in training, paid work or further education. Each year we also bring all of our work together into one show, where we get to invite our friends and whānau to see what we’ve created.
We love our place in the community and the fact that we can bring art, colour and culture to the beautiful people of West Auckland. Help us continue with our mahi by donating to our Collective! Any amount, big or small, every little bit counts!
Kākano Youth Arts Collective
Based at Corban's Estate Art Centre and led by Mandy Patmore, Kākano Youth Arts Collective, established in 2013, is a group of talented West Auckland youth (12 - 20 yrs old) with amazing artistic talent.