th’Orchard Dreamers Reprise


Saturday 4 March 2023

Time

3.30PM – 4.30PM

Pricing

  • Pay what you can $5.00 - $25.00
    Booking fee: $1.50 per ticket.
  • Venue: The Gym

    “Orchard is an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees”

    Th’Orchard is the name of the arts space located within the Rowley (McCarthy St) shops. The name is also given to the overall concept and of the projects created within and from the space. The name was conceived by Mark Vanilau and Solomon Smith, as they sought an identity that would define the intention of cultivating the arts and creating a platform that artist could use to share and express their talent.

    Historically the Hoon Hay/Rowley community is rich with aspiring artists of all disciplines. The community has a high Maori and Pacific population and has a high number of social housing and low income earners. The low incomes contribute to many of the aspiring artist not having the means to pursue their dreams in the arts. Many of these artists have contributed to making the Hoon Hay/Rowley community an amazingly cool place to be a part of.

    Mark and Sol recognised the need to provide a space artists can use to hone their craft and expand their learning in the arts and life in general. Mark is a renowned and recognised recording artist and Sol has a background in the arts, events and community. They have a passion to help the next generation of artists both young and older to express themselves through the arts and have partnered with Crossover Trust to open up “th'Orchard” in Rowley.

    Mark and Sol are looking for opportunities to grow, record and platform artists. This will be achieved through workshops, mentoring, work experience, collaborations and live/recorded performances. Despite the former being identified, Mark and Sol see the establishment and growth of the Orchard as being an organic process and will be shaped by those who become a part of the space.

    Mark and Sol are super excited to get going and look forward in creating th'Orchard. They recognise that the success of this will be achieved through building strong and trusting relationships with those who take part and those who walk beside the Orchard. The Orchard will grow and will help grow those who plant themselves within its soil.

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    Off Centre, an arts festival bursting with music, comedy, theatre, food, a market, and vibrant entertainment to celebrate The Arts Centre's glorious restoration. Off Centre showcases more than 50 events with over 250 artists performing across the 3-5 March 2023. Full details at www.artscentre.org.nz/whats-on/off-centre/  

    Location map

    The Gym,
    Worcester Boulevard

    Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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